Monty Williams speaks out on getting Suns head coach job
Monty Williams makes his first official statement since accepting the head coaching job of the Phoenix Suns.
Williams is is set to take over the Suns next season after agreeing to a reported five-year deal with the team. In his statement, he reveals his excitement to move to Phoenix and “connect with our team and get to work.” He also made sure to thank the Philadelphia 7ers, wherein he currently serves as an assistant to head coach Brett Brown.
Per Marc J. Spears of ESPN:
“I’m honored to become head coach of the Phoenix Suns and very grateful to Robert Sarver and James Jones for entrusting me with the opportunity. I am also thankful to the 76ers organization for their support throughout the process and remain committed to pursuing the goals we set out to achieve this season.”
“I’ve been blessed to coach alongside and play for some of the best coaches in the NBA, and consider it a privilege to once again be a head coach with an excellent organization like the Suns. It is a tremendous opportunity with a talented group of players and a loyal fan base. I will be very excited to get to the valley, connect with our team and get to work.”
Monty Williams is set to be with the Sixers throughout their postseason campaign. He will join the Suns when their playoff run ends, whenever that may be.
Williams also interviewed with the Los Angeles Lakers and reportedly had a chance to pick his best option given the interest that he garnered from other teams. However, it didn’t take long for him to accept the Phoenix job after it was reported on Friday that the team is offering him the post if he wants it.
He will be the fifth head coach of the franchise in the last five year. He will be replacing Igor Kokoskov who lasted just one year in job.