The Atlanta Hawks have found their man. Former Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach and defensive specialist Lloyd Pierce will officially be named the Hawks head coach on Monday morning at a press conference at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Brookhaven.

The contract is for three years with a team option for a fourth year. Newly hired New York Knicks coach David Fizdale was a reported favorite for the job along with Pierce.

Pierce, 42, coached on the 76ers staff under current head coach Brett Brown the past five seasons. Prior to coaching, the San Jose native played his college ball at Santa Clara where he played in the backcourt with Steve Nash. Following college, Pierce played four years overseas.

The press conference is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.



The Hawks will publically name former Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Llyod Pierce as their next head coach on MOnday morning. Photo credit:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell began his career covering sports and news in Atlanta nearly two decades ago. Since then he has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Southern Cross...

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