The Atlanta Hawks made big NBA news today when they announced the firing of head coach Lloyd Pierce.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 1, 2021
NBA fans have now flocked to social media to share their reaction of Lloyd Pierce being let go mid-season.
The Atlanta Hawks made sure to wait until after Black History Month was over to fire Lloyd Pierce. pic.twitter.com/WhoHJ4WbKK
— Colb (@___Colb___) March 1, 2021
Lloyd Pierce got fired while Luke Walton continues to steal checks from the Sacramento Kings??? pic.twitter.com/P3FjgR1iXb
— Mikasa's House-Husband 🛡 (CAVS: 13-21) (@ALEXVNDER_) March 1, 2021
This. This this this.
Perhaps Lloyd Pierce didn’t turn out to be the right coach of this particular team at this particular time, but he has been a voice the NBA, and the state of Georgia, needed, and that matters too. https://t.co/n8FYUy697f
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 1, 2021
Lloyd Pierce trying to get into the Atlanta Hawks facility today. pic.twitter.com/9i7tY3p0nh
— At The Buzzer (@AtTheBuzzer1) March 1, 2021
Lloyd Pierce doesn’t have long in this league
— year 18 (@johnrivers131) March 1, 2021
Lloyd Pierce should've been given all the time he needed to get the Hawks back on track this season. If organizations can have patience with young stars, giving them the rope they need to fail & learn, they can also let young coaches figure things out before coldly dumping them.
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 1, 2021
I don't want to see what happened to Lloyd Pierce happen to Stephen Silas.
— Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA) March 1, 2021
Re LLoyd Pierce I am disappointed but not surprised. I've never been of the view that he had shown enough to get to be the coach beyond this year but I feel like he deserved more opportunity than this. Also, it is my view that this move solves none of the most pressing issues.
— Glen Willis (@willis_glen) March 1, 2021
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It sound like the general consensus around Lloyd Pierce is that he was a good man. Should he have been given more of a chance with the Hawks? Probably, but it’s also possible that he just wasn’t a fit with this particular team. The Atlanta Hawks are currently 14-20 on the season, in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.
Maybe they’re thinking an interim coach can actually light a fire into the team.
With that being said, I’d like to see Lloyd Pierce land on his feet somewhere.