Sixers hire Lloyd Pierce as an assistant coach

Posted: August 27, 2013

IT APPEARS new 76ers coach Brett Brown is a man of his word. During the news conference in which he was introduced as the new coach, Brown said he wanted to have his coaching staff in place before the end of this month. According to a source, his first hire will be Lloyd Pierce.

Pierce had previous stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The San Jose native played for Santa Clara University from 1994-98 and played professionally in Mexico, Australia and Germany before returning to Santa Clara to join then-coach Dick Davey's staff.

There has been no word on who else Brown may be eyeing, though it wouldn't be surprising if he was giving serious consideration to Malik Rose, current Sixers analyst on Comcast SportsNet. Rose and Brown overlapped in San Antonio when Brown was on coach Gregg Popovich's staff and Rose was a player. If Brown is looking to bring in some San Antonio influence into the Sixers organization, it would be hard to find a better candidate than Rose, who starred at Drexel and Overbrook High.

- Bob Cooney

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