Former Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce is a potential candidate to join Steve Kerr’s staff with the Golden State Warriors, according to Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Pierce is being considered to replace assistant Jarron Collins, who mutually parted ways with the organization on June 7.
There have been conversations between Kerr and Pierce, as the two are on Gregg Popovich’s Team USA staff.
Pierce is a Bay Area native who coached the Hawks for two-plus seasons before being fired on March 1.
The 45-year-old also had a brief stint as an assistant with the Warriors back in the 2010-2011 season.
Earlier this month, Kerr mentioned that the Warriors would be re-shuffling their staff.
“We’re now in a position where we’ve been together for so long — and we haven’t had the type of internal change that we had when Luke Walton took the [Los Angeles] Lakers job and took a couple guys with him,” he said. “A staff is no different from a roster where you get a little stale and you need some new blood, you need some new energy, you need to maybe move some things around [and] change roles. There’s a lot that we’re discussing, so there are gonna be some changes. I don’t know exactly what they’re gonna be yet. But I do feel like we’re in a position now where we need a little energy shift within the organization … we need a little jolt.”