Former Portland Trail Blazers coach Monty Williams has agreed to take the head position with the Phoenix Suns, according to multiple media sources. Williams was an assistant in Portland between 2005 and 2010, when he left to become head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Suns have agreed to terms with Monty Williams to become the 20th head coach in franchise history! pic.twitter.com/Wm7tU8agIX— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 3, 2019
Monty Williams is finalizing a deal to become Phoenix’s coach, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 3, 2019
Philadelphia assistant Monty Williams has agreed to a five-year deal to become the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 3, 2019
Williams lost his wife, Ingrid in a car accident in 2016. This will mark his return to the NBA coaching ranks.
The Suns dismissed coach Igor Kokoskov last month after the team amassed a 19-63 record in his first year.