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Willie Green
Willie Green
Position: -
Born: 07/28/81
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.2 kg.
Earnings: $23,373,140 ($27,891,773*)
For the Pelicans, Green’s plan for how to use the multitalented Williamson and All-Star Brandon Ingram is at the core of his job. The system the Suns designed to maximize their stars’ skillset was a game-changer in elevating them to championship contenders. “Sometimes you’re just in awe of what Zion can do. We’re all excited about where we think Zion can go and it’s our responsibility to help the team get to the next level,” Green says. “When you have two All-Stars who are probably not even in the primes of their careers yet, maximizing them is important. You need to surround them with high-character players and people that can support them.”
Most of Green’s teammates came from different backgrounds, but he was the one who kept them all united and focused on the bigger goal. That 2003 Titans squad wasn’t one of the most talented groups Watson has ever coached, but he said they were as tight-knit as any team he’s been around. He gives much of the credit to Green for making sure they reached that point. “He became a much more vocal presence around the guys and he made sure they followed his lead,” Watson said. “He was comfortable in those shoes. He knew how to relate to guys and influence them in the right ways. He realized the price he was paying, and he made sure everybody paid that price.”
Those personality traits allowed Green to quickly move up the coaching ranks during his time with Golden State and Phoenix. People with both franchises rave about what Green brings to the table as a basketball mind and a coach who can get his players to run through a brick wall. “New Orleans is going to have a really good guy on their hands that is taking control in leading that group,” Suns All-Star Devin Booker said when asked about Green during this year’s NBA Finals.