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.