Suns Job is WIlliams’ If He Wants It
Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams has been a hot commodity as of late for teams seeking new head coaches. Williams has interviewed twice with the Lakers and on Wednesday, he had his second meeting with the Phoenix Suns.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Williams to the Suns is 'gaining momentum' and that the job is his if he wants it. Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, no formal offer has been extended yet as the Sixers continue their semifinals series against the Raptors.
With the Suns and Lakers both interested in Williams' services, it seems like he will have a choice as to where he goes next season. If for some reason the Sixers decide to move on from Brett Brown, Philadelphia could also be an option for Williams.
Williams, 47, spent the first five seasons of his NBA coaching career as an assistant for the Trailblazers from 2005-2010. He then joined the Pelicans as their head coach ahead of the 2010-11 season, compiling a 173-221 record over five seasons which included two playoff appearances. After serving as an associate head coach for the Thunder in 2015-16, Williams was hired as the vice president of basketball operations for the Spurs. In June 2018, Williams joined Brett Brown's staff on the Sixers as lead assistant.