The Phoenix Suns had been in the lottery for the better part of a decade before Monty Williams became their head coach. His leadership transformed them into a legitimate contender in the NBA almost overnight.
He finished his first year with a perfect record in the Orlando area. His Suns went 64-20 and reached the second round before falling to the Dallas Mavericks, and he was named Coach of the Year for his efforts in both of those years. He’s done everything possible in his three years at the company except win a title. And the Suns have finally come to terms with it.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the 50-year-old agreed to a multi-year agreement with the Phoenix Suns. Williams had originally signed a five-year contract with the Suns, which is unusual for new hiring, and thus he still had two years remaining on his contract.
Monty Williams to continue in Phoenix
This extension of his contract should make him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NBA. Williams has had a significant effect on the Suns club, leading them to the 2021 NBA Finals and to a franchise record of 64 wins in the regular season last year.
The Suns finished last season tied for first with the 1969-70 New York Knicks as the only teams in NBA history to finish with a greater road win % than the sum of all other teams’ home win percentages. Since the introduction of the shot clock, the Suns have never lost a game while leading after three quarters.