NBA News – Detroit Pistons

Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams watches during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal game against the Denver Nuggets, Thursday, May 11, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Pistons to Hire Williams as Head Coach – After being fired by the Phoenix Suns after a disappointing playoff exit, Monty Williams is set to become the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Williams will sign a six-year, $72 million deal with Detroit that could reach up to eight years and $100 million with incentives, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and James Edwards. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski notes that Williams’ deal is the largest for a head coach in NBA history. In recent days, rumors began to circulate that the Pistons were prepared to offer Williams a deal in the range of $10 million per year, and this annual value significantly exceeds that. Williams now becomes one of the league’s highest-paid coaches, and he is still owed over $20 million over the next three years from the Phoenix Suns, who parted ways with Williams after four seasons earlier this month. Read more at:  (Colin Ward-Henninger/CBS NBA)

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