Monty Williams, Pistons reach agreement on six-year, $72M deal
Monty Williams to coach Detroit Pistons in a $72 million six-year deal
Monty Williams, who was recently fired by the Phoenix Suns, has found a new home in Detroit. Williams is set to become the Pistons’ next coach in a six-year, $72 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The deal averages out to $12 million per season with two additional team option years that could push it to eight years, $100 million. Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and general manager Troy Weaver were able to snag the 2022 NBA Coach of the Year to build a new culture around a talented young Detroit roster. Williams was previously with the Phoenix Suns, where he posted a 194-115 winning record and made it to the NBA finals last year.
Who is Monty Williams?
Monty Williams is a basketball coach who was recently fired by the Phoenix Suns. Williams has been a two-time NBA Coach of the Year.
What is Monty Williams’ new deal with Detroit Pistons?
Monty Williams has agreed to a six-year, $72 million deal to become the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
What is the Detroit Pistons’ record?
The Detroit Pistons went 17-65 last season, making the hiring of Williams a big coup for the team.
What is Monty Williams’ winning record?
Monty Williams has a winning record of 194-115. He is the NBA’s winningest coach since 2021.
Where did Monty Williams previously work?
Monty Williams was previously with the Phoenix Suns.
Monty Williams and the Pistons finalize a $72M contract for six years.
The Detroit Pistons have hired Monty Williams as their next coach, just days after his dismissal by the Phoenix Suns. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Williams has agreed on a six-year, $72 million deal to helm the Pistons. The agreement includes two additional team option years, which could push the contract to $100 million. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the pact as valued at $78.5 million over six years. Williams, a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, was fired by the Suns despite a successful four-year tenure in which he posted a 194-115 record and winning 63% of his games, making him the league’s winningest coach since 2021. Williams, who blamed himself for the Suns’ poor showing in their Game 6 loss to the Denver Nuggets, will now have another chance, and more time, to build the Pistons into an NBA Finals contender.