Hawks fire Lloyd Pierce and search for new manager

Nate McMillan will temporarily take over Atlanta, who was aiming high and coming up too short. Lloyd Pierce, out after 163 games.


Coach Lloyd Pierce has been released from the Hawks after two years in which he left a deficit of 63 wins and 120 losses, the Atlanta franchise announced Monday, which is considering appointing Nate McMillan to the position.

"We have high expectations for our team on the court and we believe that by making this change we can now achieve a more consistent second half of the season with better results," explained Hawks president of basketball operations and general manager Travis Schlenk. .

Pierce, 44, was hired before the 2018/19 season. Although they began the new season with a balance of 10 wins and 9 losses, the Hawks have lost 11 of the last 15 games and are third in the Southeast Division, where the Heat, their rival on Tuesday, are leaders.

Pierce's firing comes a week after the Timberwolves did the same with Ryan Saunders, who was replaced by Chris Finch, who was an assistant coach with the Raptors.

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