Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sixers considering Lloyd Pierce?

ORLANDO -- Lloyd Pierce is the latest person rumored to receive consideration for the 76ers vacant coaching job. But it appears this rumor might not have a lot of legs to stand on.

Sixers considering Lloyd Pierce?

Sixers forward Thaddeus Young with teammate Evan Turner. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Sixers forward Thaddeus Young with teammate Evan Turner. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

ORLANDO -- Lloyd Pierce is the latest person rumored to receive consideration for the 76ers vacant coaching job. But it appears this rumor might not have a lot of legs to stand on.

The Sixers have a policy of not commenting on rumors. A league source close to Pierce said the Sixers have not requested permission to interview the Memphis Grizzlies assistant.

"Don't think so," the source said of there being any truth to the rumor. "Haven't heard anything about it on this end. Who put that out there?"

Peter Vescey, a longtime sports columnist, tweeted late Tuesday night that Hinkie is considering Pierce for the job. Vescey later tweeted Wenesday afternoon that Hinkie's interest in Pierce was "not a rumor. FACT."

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The Memphis Grizzlies assistant primarily handled player development as a workout coach. Pierce is in his third NBA assistant coaching stint. He was an assistant coach with Golden State for the 2010-11 season. Before that, he served for three seasons as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ player development coordinator.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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