Indiana Pacers finalizing deal to hire Lloyd Pierce as assistant coach

Indiana Pacers finalizing deal to hire Lloyd Pierce as assistant coach

The Pacers are finalizing a deal to hire former Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce as Rick Carlisle’s top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

ANALYSIS: Pierce coached Atlanta for two-plus seasons, compiling 63-120 record before being fired midseason of 2020-21. He also has been on NBA coaching staffs since 2007-08. Previously, NBC Sports reported that Pierce could be an assistant coach target for the Golden State Warriors, but he'll instead join Carlisle in a new era in Indiana.

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