The sun Coach Monty Williams has been named NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced Monday. He led Phoenix to the best NBA record of 64-18 last regular season.
He was surprised by the award from the family in front of his team. Playmaker Chris Paul spoke to the team before Williams’ son stepped in to hold the award and handed it to him as the Suns applauded.
“I’m just grateful that you let me and the staff train you the way we do,” Williams said. “The family atmosphere, everyone here making this all work and my family being a part of this … this is so stinkingly cool. I love you guys, I appreciate it, but this is us. ”
Interestingly, Suns star Devin Booker seems to be the first person to publish the news. He announced on Twitter that his coach won the award a few hours before the official announcement.
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This is Williams ’third season in Phoenix and he has set a record of 149-78 since joining the franchise. Last season alone, Phoenix won 51 games and earned No. 2 in the Western Conference on its way to the NBA Finals. The Suns fell to the Bucks in six games.
Williams was named All-Star Coach for the first time in his career in 2022, and won his second National Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year award.
The Suns are currently tied with the Mavericks 2-2 in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
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