Monty Williams Rumors
He broke into the NBA coaching ranks via the San Antonio Spurs, and has since gone on to become one of the most well-liked and respected people in the league, all while working with some of the top names in the sport. It’s a description that applies to Brett Brown as much as it does his newest hire. On Friday, Brown formally named Monty Williams to the 76ers’ coaching staff in a move reuniting two former Gregg Popovich disciples.
Monty Williams has agreed to a deal to join Brett Brown’s coaching staff with the Philadelphia 76ers as the lead assistant, league sources told ESPN. Williams, 46, will leave the San Antonio Spurs front office, where he has spent the past two years. Williams spent five seasons as head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, reaching the Western Conference playoffs twice.
Williams interviewed for the head coaching job in Milwaukee this spring. His return to the bench with Brown and the Sixers signifies his next stop to becoming a head coach again. The Sixers lost assistant coach Lloyd Pierce to the Atlanta Hawks as head coach.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sixers coach Brett Brown is discussing with Monty Williams a role as top assistant, league sources tell ESPN. Williams is working in the Spurs front office, but has been eager for a return to coaching.
Adrian Wojnarowski: After Monty Williams interviewed for the Bucks coaching job on Thursday, two more candidates on deck this week, league sources tell ESPN: David Blatt and Becky Hammon. There will be a smaller group of finalists advancing to meet ownership.