Report: Monty Williams is named NBA Coache of the Year, after leading Phoenix Suns’ to the league’s best record

Phoenix SunsMonty Williams was named NBA Coach Of The Year Monday by the Associated Press, citing a source familiar in the matter.

Official announcements are expected by the league on Monday. Suns stars will not be included. Devin BookerAnd Chris PaulIt appeared that the news was breaking on social media before.

The award comes one year after Williams placed second in voting, just 11 point behind Tom Thibodeau. New York Knicks.

The Suns' regular-season record of 64-18 was a league-best and they were the Western Conference's top seed. It had been 10 years since the Suns were last successful in the regular season with at least 50 wins. Last year's NBA Finals trip was the first since 1993 when Charles Barkley took them there.

Williams received the National Basketball Coaches Association Coach-of-the Year award last month for the second consecutive season.

Williams, 50, is currently in his third season as a Phoenix coach and eighth overall as a NBA coach. He has also coached five times with the Phoenix Suns. New Orleans Pelicans (2010-15). He is a career 322-299.

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