(Photo : Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) DETROIT, MICHIGAN – Head coach Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns seems on within the first half in opposition to the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 16, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
The Detroit Pistons have named Monty Williams as their new head coach.
Williams agreed to a six-year contract value $78.5 million, making it the most important teaching deal in NBA historical past, in accordance to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Monty Williams has agreed to a six-year, $78.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons, sources inform ESPN. It’s the most important teaching deal in NBA historical past.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 1, 2023
Monty Williams Named New Detroit Pistons Coach
The 2022 NBA Coach of the Year’s cope with the Pistons might attain upward of eight years and $100 million, relying on workforce choices, incentives, and numerous circumstances, per insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Pistons proprietor Tom Gores and normal supervisor Troy Weaver led an aggressive pursuit of Williams that intensified in latest days, wanting to supply a recent chief and tradition to a gifted and younger Pistons roster.
Massive wage dedication and a significant coup in recruiting the 2022 NBA Coach of the Year to supply a recent chief and tradition to a gifted younger Detroit roster. Pistons proprietor Tom Gores and GM Troy Weaver led an aggressive pursuit of Williams that intensified in latest days. https://t.co/jOoWKghm79
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 1, 2023
Williams beforehand coached the Phoenix Suns from 2019 till May 2023 after being eradicated by the Denver Nuggets in six video games within the Western Conference Semifinals.
He coached Phoenix to a berth within the 2021 NBA Finals and their finest document in franchise historical past within the 2021-22 season at 64-18.
However, Williams and the Suns didn’t advance additional than the Western Conference Semifinals prior to now two years, ending each seasons through blowout losses at house.
The 51-year-old mentor will change Dwane Casey, who has coached the workforce for 5 seasons. He will probably be transitioning to a front-office function.
Williams additionally served as the pinnacle coach of the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans from 2010 to 2015.
He took up assistant teaching jobs with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers earlier than main the way in which in Phoenix.
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