The Pacers are finalizing a contract with Lloyd Pierce that would make him Rick Carlisle’s top assistant, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.
He was reportedly under consideration for a similar job with the Warriors. Pierce was replaced by Nate McMillan as the Hawks’ head coach on March 1st after the team began this season with a14-20 record. Multiple players pushed for a coaching change.
Pierce previously served as an assistant coach in Cleveland, Golden State, Memphis, and Philadelphia and was hired as the Hawks’ head coach in 2018. Pierce led the team to a 63-120 (.344) record in two-and-a-half seasons, with no playoff appearances.
Pierce is also on Gregg Popovich’s Team USA staff for this month’s Olympics.
Former Knicks coach David Fizdale reportedly turned down an offer from Indiana to join Frank Vogel’s staff with the Lakers.