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Suns extend contract of NBA’s Coach of the 12 months Williams


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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have officially agreed to a multi-year contract extension for Monty Williams, the NBA’s Coach of the 12 months last season after leading the franchise to a team-record 64 wins within the regular season.

The team announced the extension Wednesday. No other contract details got.

Williams, 50, has led a fast turnaround in three seasons with the Suns, taking them to the NBA Finals in 2021 where they lost in six games to the Milwaukee Bucks. It was the primary time the franchise had been to the Finals since 1993. They were the No. 1 seed within the Western Conference last season, but fell within the second round to the Dallas Mavericks.

“I’m grateful to increase my commitment to this team and to all of the individuals who make it a special place,” Williams said in a press release. “Our players put within the work on daily basis that permits us to achieve success, and I’m excited to proceed this journey with them.”

Williams was 34-39 in his first season with the Suns however the team built momentum down the stretch, winning their final eight regular-season games within the NBA’s Florida bubble that was needed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Suns then added star point guard Chris Paul, paired him with young scorer Devin Booker within the backcourt, and quickly built a high-scoring, high-energy team that’s been among the many NBA’s best. Since entering the Florida bubble, the Suns have a 123-39 record during regular-season games.

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