Suns Extend Head Coach Monty Williams, Add “Several More Years” to His Contract

Monty Willaims during the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend
Monty Willaims during the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend. Image by Erik Drost/Wikipedia

The Phoenix Suns continued their busy offseason by signing head coach Monty Williams to an extension. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams inked a deal that adds “several more years” to his existing contract.

Williams, who was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2022, had two more years left on his original five-year deal.

The Suns’ move is an expected one considering the franchise saw a transformation from a lottery team to a championship contender under Williams. After missing the playoffs in his first year in Phoenix, Williams led the franchise to an NBA Finals appearance. A franchise record of 64 wins followed in 2021-22, although the team didn’t get past the Conference Semifinals.

Altogether, Williams has a 149-78 record in the past three seasons with the Suns. He is 322-299 across his coaching career, which also included a stop with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Earlier in the offseason, the Phoenix Suns also locked down their two young stars, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, to new contracts. Booker signed on a four-year, $224 million while Ayton got a four-year, $133 million extension. The latter initially signed the deal with the Indiana Pacers, but the Suns matched the offer considering he was a restricted free agent.

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