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The Next Hawks Coach Will Have to Solve the Trae Young Puzzle – The Ringer

Atlanta fired Lloyd Pierce after injuries caused the team’s playoff push to fizzle out. In the short term, the team needs to get healthy. In the long term, they…

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Lloyd Pierce, like so many coaches, was fired for reasons mostly outside of his control. The Hawks were supposed to make a playoff push after a painful rebuilding process in his first two seasons in charge. But waves of injuries prevented Pierce from ever having a full roster, and Atlanta parted ways with the coach on Monday. Those injuries also prevented him from finding an answer to the dilemma that his replacement, whether its interim head coach Nate McMillan or someone Atlanta hires this offseason,…

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