Hawks Head Coach Rumors: 76ers Assistant Lloyd Pierce Interviewed for Vacancy

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 6: Assistant coach, Lloyd Pierce talks with Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the game against the Boston Celtics during a preseason on October 6, 2017 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Hawks reportedly interviewed Philadelphia 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce for their vacant head-coaching position Friday, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski

Pierce joins a group of candidates that includes Golden State Warriors assistant Jarron Collins, Portland Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts and Hawks assistant Darvin Ham. Wojnarowski also reported Atlanta could target Charlotte Hornets assistant Stephen Silas as well as San Antonio Spurs assistants Ime Udoka and James Borrego.

Pierce has held various roles around the NBA for more than a decade. He started with the Cleveland Cavaliers as a player development coordinator from 2007 to 2010, and he joined the Memphis Grizzlies in 2011 in a similar capacity. 

Pierce also spent a short stint with the Golden State Warriors before getting hired to Brett Brown's staff in Philadelphia. 

LeBron James, who overlapped with Pierce in Cleveland, has called him one of his "favorite coaches," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey

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