The Phoenix Suns are focused on reaching the final of the Western Conference of the NBA, in a tie with Doncic’s Mavericks who started winning 2-0 and are now tied at two, a situation that perhaps they had not foreseen, but that does not detract the fantastic course of those from Arizona. Some Suns that finished the regular season with the best historical record in the franchise, 64-18, two more wins than those Suns that with Charles Barkley as MVP reached the 1993 final against Michael Jordan’s Bulls. The current Suns have also been the best of the season in the NBA (eight wins more than the Memphis Grizzlies) with Monty Williams on the bench. A job and a career that will be recognized with the award for the best coach of the year, according to Shams Charania, a journalist for The Athletic and Stadium.

Monty Williams, 50, spent nine seasons as a player in the NBA (1994-03), in which he accumulated, from the small forward position, 456 games with an average of 6.3 points. He retired when he was almost 32 years old and just a couple of years later he had already started his career as a coach in the big league, although as an assistant, where he worked for five seasons in Portland. From there to the head coaching position in New Orleans, where he was from 2010 to 2015. He was an assistant again in Philadelphia and in 2019 he made the leap to the Suns, where he has led the team to meteoric growth, from 34 wins to 51 in the second year and from there to 64 in the present with great collective and individual performance from players like Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton. The award is well deserved, although in Phoenix they are doing something else at the moment, overcoming Dallas and Doncic and continuing to make history.


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