Lloyd Pierce has a skill at developing players. He was a top assistant with the Philadelphia 76ers during “the process” when Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and others came along. He took over as the head coach in Atlanta and helped develop Trae Young, John Collins, Cam Redish, and the rest of the Hawks currently in the Eastern Conference Finals (even if he wasn’t the coach to get them there).
The Pacers are finalizing a deal to hire former Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce as Rick Carlisle’s top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2021
He has been an assistant before with Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis, and Philadelphia.