Hawks fire Pierce following 14-20 start

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ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce was fired less than halfway into a season that began with heightened expectations but was beset by injuries.

Hawks president Travis Schlenk announced the move on Monday.

The Hawks are 14-20 and 11th in the Eastern Conference, following a 109-99 loss at Miami on Sunday night. It was the Hawks' 11th loss after holding a fourth-quarter lead. The teams play again in Miami on Tuesday.


Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 C. Capela, Atl14.1
2 A. Drummond, Cle13.5
3 R. Gobert, Uta13.2
4 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil11.8
5 N. Vucevic, Orl11.7
6 D. Ayton, Pho11.6
7 E. Kanter, Por11.5
8 J. Embiid, Phi11.3
9 D. Sabonis, Ind11.3
10 J. Valanciunas, Mem11.1
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind3.35
2 R. Gobert, Uta2.77
3 C. Capela, Atl2.26
4 N. Noel, NY2.00
5 C. Boucher, Tor1.97
6 J. Allen, Cle1.76
7 J. Poeltl, SA1.57
8 M. Robinson, NY1.52
9t D. Jordan, Bkn1.50
9t R. Holmes, Sac1.50
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