Eighteen days is the time it took Monty Williams to bounce back. Sacked on May 14 by the Phoenix Suns, after an elimination in the conference semi-finals against Denver, the coach has already found a new club and will take care of the Detroit Pistons next season. The man who was voted coach of the year 2022 and led the Suns to the 2021 NBA Finals, lost to the Bucks, has accepted a record contract for a coach in NBA history, amounting according to ESPN to 78, 5 million dollars (73.5 million euros) over a period of six years.
The Pistons come out of a season that ended in last place in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17 wins for 65 losses, which cost Dwane Casey his job. Williams, 51, will try to relaunch a workforce there where Cade Cunningham or the Frenchman Killian Hayes evolve.