ATLANTA (AP) -The Atlanta Hawks shook up their coaching staff on Wednesday, hiring Alton Lister as an assistant coach and giving two assistants new duties.
Herb Brown and Greg Ballard, who had been on the bench with coach Mike Woodson, will work as a consultant and a scout, respectively.
Lister, who had a 16-year career as a center in the NBA, will work with inside players. Lister comes to Atlanta after seven years as coach at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College.
He was a first-round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in 1981 and played with Seattle, Golden State, Boston and Portland.
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