Pistons Monty Williams Makes NBA History With Largest HC Contract!
51-year-old head coach Monty Williams is taking over one of the most daunting rebuilding projects in the league. Williams will be the new head coach for the Pistons who finished last in the Central Division for the third consecutive season…
CelebnSports247.com has learned that the Detroit Pistons have found their man, hiring Monty Williams as their next head coach on Wednesday.
Per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania:
Williams reportedly received a six-year contract worth $78.5 million, making him the highest-paid head coach in NBA history, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He will replace Dwane Casey, who stepped down after five seasons at the end of the 2022-23 campaign to take a front-office position.
According to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, the contract could reach $100 million with incentives. It also includes additional team options after the six-year deal.
Williams spent the last four seasons as head coach of the Phoenix Suns, building the team to the winningest franchise in the league over the past three years. He led the team to an NBA Finals appearance in 2021, and he was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2022.
Despite the franchise’s recent ineptitude, the Pistons have some promising young pieces who can inspire hope for the future.
The Pistons have some promising players like the 2022 No. 5 overall pick Jaden Ivey had a solid rookie season with averages of 16.3 points and 5.2 assists. There are also Killian Hayes, Jalen Duren and James Wiseman who all showed flashes of potential throughout the year.
However, Detroit’s future will undoubtedly hinge on 2021 No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham, who was limited to 12 games last season with a broken leg.
Monty Williams will surely be hoping the 21-year-old will be at full strength next season as the Pistons try to work their way back to playoff contention.
We will see what Williams can do to put the spotlight back on Detroit.