Source: Sixers hire Grizzlies assistant Pierce

Source: Sixers hire Grizzlies assistant Pierce
August 25, 2013, 7:00 pm
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Sixers head coach Brett Brown said earlier this month he would like to have a coaching staff in place by Sept. 1. (AP)

Updated: 9:05 p.m.

Brett Brown said he wanted to get a coaching staff in place by Sept. 1, and he's made his first hire.

A league source confirmed to's John Finger Sunday night a report from Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that the Sixers have "have agreed in principle" to hire Memphis Grizzlies assistant Lloyd Pierce.

The report indicates that the agreement would put him in "a similar position" to the one he was in with the Grizzlies.

Pierce served as Memphis' player development coordinator and previously served in the same capacity with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

He formerly played professional basketball in Mexico, Australia and Germany after a four-year college career at Santa Clara.

His name was previously attached to the Sixers in a report back in July.

Brown, after being formally introduced as the Sixers' new head coach earlier this month, ultimately decided to part with Doug Collins' leftover assistants, including Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel.

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