Pierce: Want My Players to Be Unbelievable Men

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
June 17, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Lloyd Pierce Trae Young

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Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael were joined by Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Lloyd Pierce who talked about how he got involved with the fight for social justice, speaking at the protest in Atlanta on Monday and how there is much more to being a head coach in the NBA than calling plays.

“It’s more than I think a lot of people realize. If someone wants to criticize my play calling or my rotations…If you have really good players and that’s where you are and they are at the peak of their career and they are bonded and they’ve been together for a long time, the criticism in those areas becomes different. For us, knowing that we have development and we are in a development stage, we have young players and they are very good players. They just happen to be young right now,” responded Coach Pierce when asked how much of his job deals with off the court issues.

“Trae Young is an unbelievable player. Deandre Hunter is an unbelievable player. They are going to be even better as the years start to come around and experience increases, I’m not worried about that. I do hope that I can contribute to them being unbelievable men, fathers, husbands eventually,” Coach Pierce continued.