Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce heading to the Atlanta Hawks as their head coach

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The Philadelphia 76ers lost their first piece of the 2018 offseason today, as assistant Lloyd Pierce reached an agreement “in principle” with the Atlanta Hawks to become their next head coach.

Pierce joined the Sixers before the 2013-14 NBA season, so he’s known Brett Brown for quite a while. He was with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant before that, and began his coaching career under Lionel Hollins with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2011.

Previously, he was the coordinator for player development for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2007-2010.

Earlier today, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Pierce had emerged as the favorite to land the head coaching gig in Atlanta. His deal is for three years, with a team option for a fourth.


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