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  • Monty Williams
    Team, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns' front office is open to trading the sixth overall pick in June's draft if the right veteran guard is available.

    The Suns have a glaring need at point guard and have been linked to many names over the past year. One of Darius Garland and Coby White, the best point guard prospects outside of Ja Morant, should be available at their pick, but it would not be surprising if the Suns wanted an established player instead.

    Source: Jonathan Givony on ESPN

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Phoenix Suns

    Monty Williams was considered to be the top target of the Lakers who were caught a bit off guard by his decision to accept the coaching position with the Suns.

    Williams interviewed for the Lakers opening on two occasions but he quickly accepted the job offer from the Suns. Los Angeles is coming off a sixth straight season missing the playoffs, a franchise record and even though they have LeBron James, players and coaches are not lining up to join him in the city of Angels. Tyronn Lue in the meantime remains the clear favorite to become the next Lakers coach.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns hired Monty Williams as their next head coach on Friday.

    Previous coach Igor Kokoskov got a raw deal in Phoenix and they've moved on to Williams as what may be a stop-gap fix. The NBA has a tendency to recycle coaches with experience and hope something fits long-term, and this seems like one of those situations. Williams has experience in the NBA, which is something the Suns were apparently valuing when doing their coaching evaluations.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Phoenix Suns

    Monty Williams is reportedly in strong talks to become the next head coach of the Suns, according to Marc Stein on Wednesday.

    The last time Williams was a head coach was in the 2014-2015 season for the Pelicans. The Suns have gone with new coaches over experienced NBA coaches in recent years, so hiring Williams could be something that could push this franchise in the right direction.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Suns will have their second interview with Monty Williams later on this week, and it will include Suns owner Robert Sarver.

    Williams is the presumed preferred option for the Suns brass, but there is competition coming from the Lakers and potentially even the Sixers. Williams may ultimately have the opportunity to choose where he wants to go next season. He is one of the hottest candidates in this year’s coaching circle.

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  • Monty WIlliams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    Monty Williams recently left interviews with both the Lakers and the Suns without a contract, signaling that there may be another option for his services hiding in plain sight.

    According to the report, if the Sixers fall short in the second round of the playoffs again, the team could consider replacing Brett Brown and Williams could very well be the guy to replace him. The Sixers rival the Warriors with arguably the most talented starting five in the league, and the team is expecting to be on a Championship level right now rather than another early defeat. There may be no fire to this smoke, but it is an interesting nugget to keep in your back pocket as we move forward in the playoffs and towards the offseason.

    Source: AZ Central

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    Monty Williams reportedly has not received an offer from either the Suns or the Lakers after conducting his first and second interviews with each franchise respectively.

    Williams has found himself as one of the most sought after coaches on the market with both the Suns and the Lakers making him a top target, leaving the impression that he will likely wind up with one of the two franchises. The Lakers look to be the team that will set the dominoes in motion, seeing as they have interviewed multiple candidates while Phoenix has only reached out to Williams thus far. It seems likely that if LA winds up going in a different direction, the Suns will be in the driver’s seat for acquiring Williams’ services.

    Source: Arizona Republic

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Suns’ officials will travel to Toronto on Friday to meet with the franchise’s top coaching candidate, Sixers assistant Monty Williams.

    Williams has a busy schedule lined up with interviews scheduled with the Suns and Lakers in addition to a second-round playoff series with the Raptors to prepare for. As the battle for Williams’ services heats up, it would be a shocker if he isn’t announced as a new head coach within the next week.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Lakers are sending a host of prominent figures including Jeanie Buss, GM Rob Pelinka, COO Tim Harris, Joey Buss, Jesse Buss, and Kurt and Linda Rambis to meet with Monty Williams for his second interview.

    Both Williams and Tyronn Lue are the presumed favorites to land the Lakers head coaching vacancy. With Williams' name heating up within open positions around the league, the Lakers decided to send everyone his way for the second interview. This interview should be telling as to which direction the leagues coaching carousel goes in.

    Source: Bill Oram on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have granted permission for the Suns to speak with assistant coach Monty Williams about the Suns' head coaching vacancy.

    With the Lakers also very interested in Williams, the Suns are moving fast to get Williams in for an interview. Williams is the presumed top target of the Suns' front office.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Phoenix Suns

    Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN is reporting that the timing on the dismissal of Igor Kokoskov from the Suns was partly rooted in their desire to compete against the Lakers in pursuit of Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams.

    Suns GM James Jones played under Williams while he was an assistant coach with the Blazers, and new senior VP of basketball operations Jeff Bower hired Williams as head coach of the Pelicans in 2010. The Suns' next coach will be their seventh in an eight-season span which is all you need to know about the franchise’s direction. The Lakers are planning on a second meeting with Williams later this week, assuming the Sixers defeat the Nets on Tuesday to end their first-round series.

    Source: ESPN

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams is visiting with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka for the open head coaching job on Tuesday.

    Tyron Lue will also meet with the Lakers on Friday. It is presumed that Lue and Williams are the frontrunners to land the job. Williams is getting the first crack at making an impression on the Lakers' brass.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have been granted permission to speak to Sixers assistant coach Monty Williams for their head coaching vacancy.

    Williams is well respected league-wide and more importantly, by LeBron James. The Sixers are obviously still in a playoff series, so conversations would be held to either on the phone or with lakers staff flying to meet Williams. The Lakers are also talking to Tyronn Lue next week, and those two are the top two candidates to replace Luke Walton.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, Philadelphia Sixers

    Former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams has agreed to join Brett Brown’s staff in Philadelphia as the lead assistant.

    Williams was Anthony Davis’ head coach and will now get to work with Joel Embiid. In the NBA the rich keep getting richer and this is a perfect example of one of the most promising teams in the East doing all they can to load up for next season. Williams could also help with the recruitment of free agents.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Monty Williams
    Team, San Antonio Spurs

    According to reports on Wednesday, Sixers coach Brett Brown is talking to Monty Williams in regard to the top assistant coaching position.

    Lloyd Pierce was the top assistant coach for the Sixers before leaving for the Atlanta Hawks head coaching position. Brown recently signed a three-year extension and Williams makes sense as an assistant coach for Philadelphia. Williams is currently working in the San Antonio front office and last was an assistant coach for the Thunder in 2015-16. Prior to that Williams was the head coach of the New Orleans for five seasons. Williams also played under Gregg Popovich for three years and finished up his playing career for the Sixers. Brown came from the Popovich coaching tree so the transition from Pierce to Williams, if he gets the job, will most likely be a smooth one. Williams is very well respected throughout the NBA.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter