April 23, 2019, 10:47 amLloyd PierceTeam, Atlanta Hawks
Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce was named to the USA Basketball Men’s National Team coaching staff on Monday.
In his first season as an NBA head coach, Pierce led the Hawks to a five-win improvement over 2017-18, working closely with rookies Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. He joins Gregg Popovich’s staff that also includes Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Villanova head coach Jay Wright as assistants. The staff will lead the USA National Team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China this summer.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 14, 2018, 7:33 pmLloyd PierceTeam, Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks are open to absorbing bad contracts in order to also obtain young assets or draft picks, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
The Hawks are all in on acquiring as many young pieces as possible as they will continue to tank for the next few seasons. The Hawks will have an abundance of cap space this offseason and have no better way to use it then to take on bad contracts from other teams. There are multiple teams already looking to get rid of salary including the Grizzlies with Chandler Parsons and the Nuggets with Kenneth Faried. We could be in store for an eventful draft night next Thursday.
Source: The Athletic
June 4, 2018, 10:39 amLloyd PierceTeam, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks have added Matt Hill and Greg Foster to Lloyd Pierce's coaching staff.
Hill got his start with the Magic back in 2012 as a video analyst and has risen through the coaching ranks rather quickly, while Foster was a player development coach with the Sixers prior to taking an assistant coaching job with the Bucks. The defensive mind head coach is finally rounding out his coaching staff.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
May 11, 2018, 7:04 pmLloyd PierceTeam, Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks will announce Lloyd Pierce as their new head coach per ESPN's Marc J. Spears.
The deal is for a reported three years with a team option for the fourth. Pierce spent this season as an assistant to Brett Brown in Philadelphia and has spent time with the Grizzlies, Cavs and Warriors. He was noted for his player development which the Hawks will surely need as they look to develop their young guys.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
May 11, 2018, 2:16 pmLloyd PierceTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Hawks have met with Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce for a third time and could offer him the team's vacant head coaching position as soon as Friday night.
Pierce has become the focus of Atlanta's search, probably because of his work in player development with the Sixers over the last few years. He's now met with both the GM and ownership, so it looks like it'll only be a matter of time until he signs the dotted line after his candidacy has built up big momentum in the last couple of weeks.
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
May 6, 2018, 8:11 pmLloyd PierceTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
Lloyd Pierce, a Sixers assistant coach, is set to interview for the Hawks head coaching vacancy early this week.
Pierce has a background with Hawks GM Travis Schlenk back in 2010-11 when they were both with the Warriors. Look for the Hawks to make a coaching hire in the coming weeks as they prepare for the draft and a few more seasons out of the playoffs. Whoever gets hired will be measured by how well they develop this young roster.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution