Report: Hawks narrow coaching search to four

Lloyd Pierce, an assistant with Philadelphia, is one of four finalists for the vacant Atlanta Hawks head-coaching position, according to a report.

The Atlanta Hawks are at the final-four stage in their quest to find their new head coach, according to a report.

Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Hawks have narrowed their search to Philadelphia assistant Lloyd Pierce, Portland assistant Nate Tibbets, Charlotte assistant Stephen Silas and Boston assistant Jay Larranaga.

ESPN reported Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler is going to interview Pierce this week and that a strong meeting “will likely catapult him into a job offer.” However, Cunningham reports a meeting with Ressler has not yet been officially set up and it’s premature to put his candidacy in front of the other three men.

The AJC report says Tibbets has already met with Ressler, with Pierce expected to do so soon. Silas and Larranaga both remain in the running to fill the position previously held by Mike Budenholzer, whom parted ways with the team after five seasons at the helm.