Atlanta Hawks hire 76ers assistant as new head coach

(Source: Atlanta Hawks)

The Atlanta Hawks announced Friday that they've hired Lloyd Pierce as their new head coach.

Pierce, 42, comes to the Hawks after spending five years as an assistant coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

“As we set out to find a new head coach for our team, it was critically important to find a dynamic teacher who could connect with and develop our young core while instilling the culture and high standards we feel are necessary in a successful program,” said Hawks General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. “Lloyd Pierce checks every box, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him leading the Atlanta Hawks into the future.”

Prior to his stint in Philadelphia, Pierce was also an assistant NBA coach with Memphis, Golden State and Cleveland dating back to 2007.

Pierce is the 13th full-time head coach in Hawks history.

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