ATLANTA — Lloyd Pierce is not your typical NBA head coach. In the same summer where the Charlotte Hornets named James Borrego the first full-time Hispanic head coach in the NBA, Pierce made the move from Philadelphia to Atlanta.
He’s soft-spoken but respected. He prides himself on defense but also worked with Stephen Curry during post-practice shootarounds during his early years in Golden State. He’s received his first head coaching gig in the NBA, like J.B. Bickerstaff and David Fizdale before him, as a black man who’s never played in the NBA before the age of 50.
Pierce is a well-read and interesting man who has just started a family and is trying to adjust to life in a new city.
“I’ve had a lot of good days in the city of Atlanta,” Pierce said in an interview with Big Tigger during the Hawks’ Fan Experience event last Saturday.
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