Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce
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The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce following the team’s practice Jan. 2.

Topics included the Hawks’ road win against Orlando Dec. 30, Pierce challenging Kevin Huerter’s defensive effort in the contest and subsequent response, the contributions of the reserves particularly Charlie Brown, Jr. and Brandon Goodwin, carrying momentum from the win, memories and interactions with the late NBA Commissioner David Stern and Atlanta preparing to visit Boston Jan. 3.