The Indiana Pacers have hired Lloyd Pierce to be the lead assistant coach on new head coach Rick Carlisle's staff, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday evening (Tweet below).
Pierce spent the last three years as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks before getting fired in the middle of the season.
Pierce has also spent time as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers.
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