May 7, 2018, 3:18 pmLloyd PierceTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Hawks have whittled down their head coaching search to a final four of Sixers assistant Lloyd Price, Celtics assistant Jim Larranaga, Blazers assistant Nate Tibbets and Hornets assistant Stephen Silas.
Pierce has connections to the Hawks, having worked with Atlanta GM Travis Schlenk back in 2011 when the pair were in Golden State. The same can also be said for Silas, who was an assistant from 2006-2010. It's thought that Pierce is the frontrunner for the gig, though Tibbets has already met with ownership. David Fizdale interviewed for the job before signing on with the Knicks while current Hawks assistant Darvin Ham and Warriors assistant Jarron Collins are no longer in the running. No matter who ends up getting hired here, they'll be evaluated more on player development than winning games next year.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution