Lloyd Pierce was named to the 2019-20 USA Basketball Men’s National Team coaching staff, joining Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright on Gregg Popovich’s staff.
Pierce, 44, came to the Atlanta Hawks following five years as an Assistant Coach with the Philadelphia 76ers, who finished the 2016-17 season third in the Eastern Conference with a 52-30 mark and advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
In his first season, Coach Pierce led Atlanta to a five-win improvement over 2017-18, and he and his staff were instrumental in the development of All-Rookie team members Kevin Huerter and Trae Young earning unanimous First Team honors.
Lloyd Pierce started the ATL Pledge in 2020 during the pandemic to encourage other athletes and celebrities to assist Hope thru Soap and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Lloyd is not just a leader on the court, but is a leader in the community focusing on equal rights, voting access in Atlanta at State Farm Arena, food insecurity and those experiencing homelessness.
He and his wife, Melissa, have two beautiful daughters and are proud to call Atlanta home.