Long-term contract for Monty Williams at the Phoenix Suns

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Long-term contract for Monty Williams at the Phoenix Suns

Monty Williams, named NBA Coach of the Year last season, has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, according to ESPN. The former Knicks and Spurs winger, in particular, still had two years left on his contract with the Suns, on an initial commitment of five years.

Williams, assistant coach of the American Olympic champion team last year in Tokyo, was coach of the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010 to 2015, then manager of the San Antonio Spurs and assistant coach in Philadelphia before taking charge of the Suns in May 2019, when this franchise had missed the play-offs for their 9th consecutive season. If he missed these play-offs again during his first exercise, Williams led Phoenix the following season to the NBA Finals, lost against the Milwaukee Bucks, after a record of 51 wins and 21 losses in the regular season.

Last season, the Suns had the league’s best regular season record with 64 wins and 18 losses, setting a club single-season winning streak, including an 18-game winning streak, another league record. franchise. But they were beaten by Dallas in the second round of the play-offs.

Williams has a career record of 322 wins and 299 losses as a head coach in the NBA. In three seasons with the Suns, his record is 149-78. Very good reasons for reappointing him.

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