Sixers to Hire Former Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams as Assistant
The Philadelphia Sixers will be adding former New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams to Brett Brown's staff as lead assistant, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports in a tweet.
Williams, 46, was the Hornets head coach for the 2011-15 seasons. He led the team to a 173-221 record during the regular season and first-round playoff exits in 2010-11 and 2014-15 Western Conference playoffs.
Williams has a nice track record in the NBA, as a defensive-minded player and coach. After his time as coach in New Orleans, he was an assistant in Oklahoma City, and most recently, the vice president of basketball operations for the Spurs.
Williams was reportedly one of the frontrunners for the head coaching position in Milwaukee, that went to Mike Budenholzer.
He replaces former assistant Lloyd Pierce who left to become the Atlanta Hawks' head coach.