Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by AmareIsGod » Fri May 03, 2019 11:26 am

iLLmatic wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:40 am
Democritus wrote:
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Wow 5 years !! Take that for stability and commitment. Very optimistic here. Hope everything goes well. For the first time we get what we want and beat L.A. on top of that!!
I thought they wanted Ty Lue?

I'm very skeptical at anything this front office does, so while I think the extra experience is nice, I need to see results on the basketball court before I start to get excited.
What do you prefer? By all accounts, this is universally viewed as a great hire. With a 5 year commitment showing stability. I swear, some fans are never happy with anything we do.
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Post by Nodack » Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am

Sounds like a great guy. Five years? Nobody lasts five years around here. 3 would be very optimistic IMO.

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Post by jonh » Fri May 03, 2019 12:06 pm

Nodack wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am
Sounds like a great guy. Five years? Nobody lasts five years around here. 3 would be very optimistic IMO.
I'd love to have a coach be around for 3 years.
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Post by JeremyG » Fri May 03, 2019 12:10 pm

carey wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:10 am
Monty is an outstanding guy. I just hope since being fired by the Pelicans he has learned from Pop and Brett Brown how to get your franchise big guy the f*** ball.

The 5 year contract tells me he was Jones' guy all along and that the second meeting was about selling Sarver on Monty and not Monty on the Suns.
He can't possibly be as bad as Igor in regard to that.

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Post by JeremyG » Fri May 03, 2019 12:15 pm

At least we finally have an excellent communicator. And communication was the main reason Igor had to be fired, from I've read.

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Post by O_Gardino » Fri May 03, 2019 12:15 pm

jonh wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Nodack wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am
Sounds like a great guy. Five years? Nobody lasts five years around here. 3 would be very optimistic IMO.
I'd love to have a coach be around for 3 years.
But not Igor, Earl, Jeff, Lindsey, or Terry.
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Post by England Sun » Fri May 03, 2019 12:22 pm

Welcome Coach.
Wish you and us all the best for the next 5 years.
Lets hope for a top 1-2 pick and a good off season and some forward progress.
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Post by bajanguy008 » Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 pm

well we can hope..... :oops: :oops:

https://twitter.com/Stadium/status/1124385288946630658

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Post by AmareIsGod » Fri May 03, 2019 2:30 pm

What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by AmareIsGod » Fri May 03, 2019 2:40 pm

What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

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Post by AmareIsGod » Fri May 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Talk about a loved person by so many and what he's endured. I'm glad he's our coach.
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

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Post by Gladiator » Fri May 03, 2019 2:42 pm

bajanguy008 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 1:26 pm
well we can hope..... :oops: :oops:

https://twitter.com/Stadium/status/1124385288946630658

If Sarver can stay the hell out of the way we may be half a chance of doing something. I think Monty will be a solid coach which is a step up from what we've had

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Post by AmareIsGod » Fri May 03, 2019 2:46 pm

What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

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Post by JeremyG » Fri May 03, 2019 3:15 pm

AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 2:40 pm
That video is very touching. I promise this is not the first thing I thought of, but I was thinking about it some more and Durant seemed to have a very close relationship with Monty. I wonder if there is any way Monty could get a meeting with Durant this summer?


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Post by BlaCkAdDa » Fri May 03, 2019 3:46 pm

Good to see JJ got his man.. We all criticise Sarver a lot but he's not appearing to undermine or restrain JJ from doing what he wants so how this all turns out has to be squarely on Jones.

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Post by Indy » Fri May 03, 2019 5:55 pm

Superbone wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:43 am
ShelC wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:39 am
Glad we got our guy, glad he's been a head coach before, glad he has people in the FO who wanted him and have worked with him before. Monty seems to be a class guy who's beloved around the league.
And it shows that he's up for a challenge.
Or we offered him 3 originally, and he said I would only come if you give me 5.

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Post by Indy » Fri May 03, 2019 5:58 pm

Regardless of if you think Monty is (or can be) a great coach, I would like to have a FO that is allowed to hire who they want, draft who they want, and bring in who they want. You really need your FO to be on the same page with your coaching staff. That is a good sign for Phoenix

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Post by Superbone » Sat May 04, 2019 5:47 am

The Suns got a lot of love for this move on NBA Countdown tonight and they were saying things are so bad in Lakers land that Phoenix is in a better situation than them.
O_Gardino: "Ntilikina is going to lead the NBA in assists once he gets going[2025]..."

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Post by Superbone » Sat May 04, 2019 7:21 am

O_Gardino: "Ntilikina is going to lead the NBA in assists once he gets going[2025]..."

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