On Monday May 14th, the Atlanta Hawks introduced their new head coach, former Philadelphia Sixers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce. The event took place at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Atlanta to a room full of media and Atlanta Hawks friends and family.
Atlanta Hawks General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk joined Lloyd Pierce to discuss the future of the Hawks, their plans for the current roster, the 2018 NBA draft and more.
“We are excited to start a new chapter of Hawks Basketball with Lloyd as head coach of our team,” said Hawks’ Principal Owner and Chair of the Board of Directors Tony Ressler. “Each part of our organization, from our ownership group to basketball to business operations, is aligned, and we are all committed to building a first-class organization that is working to bring a championship to Atlanta.”
“This is a day I’ve been working towards for a long time and it’s an honor to be the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks,” Pierce said. “I have great respect for Travis and strong belief in his plan to bring a championship to the city of Atlanta. After spending time with ownership, it’s clear they have a deep investment in and commitment to making this a model organization. This opportunity is a perfect fit for me, and I’m eager to get started.”
Coach Pierce shared his thoughts on Atlanta Hawks organization and why he was the best man for the job.
The Atlanta Hawks introductory press conference for Coach Pierce was covered by Terrell Thomas. The Atlanta Hawks introductory press conference for Coach Pierce was shot by Danny Digital.
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