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Former Blazers Assistant Coach Monty Williams' Wife Ingrid Passes Away

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Former Blazers Assistant Coach Monty Williams lost his wife Ingrid after a head-on car accident.

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Blazer's Edge offers deepest condolences to NBA coach Monty Williams tonight as his wife, Ingrid, has passed away Wednesday as a result of an automobile accident. She was involved in a head-on collision Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, where Williams is an assistant coach. According to reports, she was driving her sport utility vehicle when another vehicle traveling the opposite direction crossed the yellow line, initiating the collision. She was transported to the hospital but did not survive.

Ingrid Williams was 44 years old, and is survived by Monty and their five children.

Monty Williams was an assistant under former Blazers coach Nate McMillian from 2005 until 2010, when he was offered the position as head coach of the New Orleans Hornets. He joined the Oklahoma City staff in June 2015.

Oklahoma City released a statement this afternoon:

The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing. Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty’s wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty and his family, and we will support him in every way possible. We know the entire community of Oklahoma City has them in their prayers.

Comcast SportsNet Northwest's Jason Quick summed up the early reaction to the news.

Prior to Wednesday night's game between Portland and Houston at the Moda Center, the Blazers held a moment of silence for Williams.