Monty Williams Rumors
Wall will soon make his best friend, Ty Williams — “my brother,” Wall says — his manager. Another friend, Reggie Jackson, is working at a bank in the D.C. area. Eric “E.J.” Grissett is a disc jockey at local clubs; Alban (Bane) Okafor is a fledgling entrepreneur just as Rich Paul was all those years ago. And Wall wants his guys to follow that path.
“The coaches here are amazing,” he told Basketball Insiders. “They give you a lot of confidence.” The contrast was stark to his previous home. “In New Orleans, it was a tough place for me, just because the coach [Monty Williams], he didn’t really give me a shot, you know what I mean? Even if I was playing, if I screwed up one time or anything like that, he would just take me right out. Here, Coach [Snyder], he’ll come to you… it’s just a different type of coaching. More player-friendly, for sure.”
He had nine points and continued to play solid defense in a Clippers win over New Orleans on Thursday night. “I talked to Monty and he was like, ‘Man, I made a lot of mistakes with you.’ I was like, ‘Man, I made a lot of mistakes too.’ We both did,” Rivers said. “And then when he said, ‘I used to be so hard on you when you made mistakes. I didn’t give you any leeway.’ He was like, ‘Don’t ever let anyone change your game.’ And when he said that a week ago, it just clicked for me. I don’t know what it was.”