Pierce: Name recognition is really what gets you into the All Star Game

The Midday Show
January 25, 2019 - 11:22 am

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Lloyd Pierce joined Rick and John for his weekly check in.

Coach Pierce talked about how they spent their free night in Chicago after they beat the Bulls. Lloyd told us he is a round table pizza guy but likes the NY style pizza and is not a dep dish guy. Coach Pierce said it’s great that John Collins is being mentioned for the All Star team at such an early stage in his career but admitted that there are a great many factors that go into the All Star voting including name recognition and he wished it was just based on what happens on the court.

Coach Pierce admitted that they are trying to teach their guys to take efficient shots and that’s what’s been happening for John Collins. Lloyd told us he didn’t know what was said between Bembry and Smart that caused the altercation but no words are worth the money it cost Smart. Coach Pierce talked about the education of John Collins jumping and blocking shots but more so protecting the rim and paint. His plans are to get his guys to be more assertive on the defense. ​

Click below to hear Coach Pierce with Rick and John. 

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