Lloyd Pierce; 'I'm fighting for the officials to have more awareness'

Rick and John
December 06, 2018 - 1:56 pm

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Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce joins Rick and John to talk about the current state of the Hawks team. 

They start with the controversial non calls of players intentionally taking out other players and how this is a common theme that happens with the Hawks. Coach Pierce is not under the impression that Livingston intentionally hurt Prince, but it was a combination of a play that was bad, but not on purpose. Coach talks about barking at the officials, who he knows has a difficult job, but says sometimes you need to get in their ear to fight for more awareness. 

Coach talks about how to defend big shot players and how he tries to teach the team to get in the opponets "air space" and to get off the ground quickly. 

They talk about the heckling that comes from the fans and he teaches his team to try to avoid the noise and distractions that comes with playing in the NBA. 

Click below to hear the entire conversation with Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce. 

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