Things always move very quickly on and off the pitch. Elected coach of the year during the previous exercise, Monty Williams, coach for four seasons of the Phoenix Suns (finalist in 2021), was sacked this Saturday evening by the owner of the franchise, Mats Ishbia.
williams pays for an elimination this year in the conference semifinals (4-2) against Denver, in particular this game 6 at home with a defeat of 25 points in the haversack (100-125). “I take personal responsibility for this, our team was not prepared to play the most important game of the seasonhad dropped the coach just after the elimination, already feeling the wind turn. I have to take a step back to ess what I’m doing. »
Fourth in the regular season with a record of 45 wins for 37 losses, the Suns have participated in the last three play-off campaigns with a rather positive overall record for Monty with (194 wins for 115 losses).
Ironically, following the dismissal of Mike Budenholzer (coach of the year in 2019), now ex-coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, the two coaches of the 2021 final are therefore on the market.