Illinois Basketball: The Case for Monty Williams as Next Illini Head Coach

The Illinois basketball coaching search will be interesting if there is a change at the helm. John Groce is still leading this team despite having a 14-12 record overall and a 4-9 record in the Big Ten. This is unacceptable five years into the job. With a fourth straight missed NCAA Tournament on the horizon, […] Illinois Basketball: The Case for Monty Williams as Next Illini Head...
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5 days ago

Knicks veterans reportedly frustrated with Kurt Rambis’ defensive scheme

The New York Knicks don’t have a lot going for them right now, and that applies to the defensive side of the ball as well. According to Ian Begley of ESPN on Wednesday, some of the team’s veterans have begun to privately express frustration with the defensive scheme of associate head coach Kurt Rambis. Rambis was put in charge of the defense after the Knicks began the season...
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January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Monty Williams will not coach rest of season after death of his wife

When Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, died in car accident last month at age 44, basketball understandably became a secondary concern for the Thunder assistant coach. Williams has not coached since his wife died, and on Friday Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears reported he will not return to the bench this season. The Thunder say assistant coach Monty Williams will not return to the team...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ingrid Williams honored at Thunder game with flowers in empty seat

Last week, Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams lost his wife Ingrid as a result of injuries she suffered in an automobile accident. On Friday, she was honored at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder were home on Friday to play the Pacers and during the game a tribute could be found to Ingrid Williams in the stands. Flowers were placed in an empty seat in remembrance of Williams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Monty Williams Delivers Moving Eulogy For Wife Preaching Forgiveness (Video)

It’s hard to handle yourself with more grace and dignity than Monty Williams did Thursday under unspeakable circumstances. The Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach delivered a moving eulogy to his wife Ingrid, who died last week at the age of 44 after being involved in an automobile crash. Ingrid and three of the Williams’ children were in the car at the time of the crash, which...
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Monty Williams delivers emotional eulogy for his wife

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams suffered a tragic loss when his wife was killed in a car accident last week. Ingrid Williams, 44, left behind her husband and five children when her vehicle was struck by a car that veered across the center line into oncoming traffic. The driver of the other vehicle, Susannah Donaldson, was also killed. At Ingrid’s memorial...
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Thunder Coach Monty Williams’ Wife, Ingrid Williams, Dies In Car Crash

OKLAHOMA CITY — The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said. Ingrid Williams, 44, was involved in a crash Tuesday night. An oncoming car crossed the center line and hit her SUV just outside of downtown Oklahoma City, said police Capt. Paco Valderrama. That driver was pronounced...
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Monty Williams’ wife Ingrid dies after car crash

Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a car crash on Tuesday, the team announced. “The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid’s passing. Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty’s wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Monty Williams Agrees to Join Billy Donovan’s Staff with the Thunder

The trend of bringing on veteran NBA coaches to take part in a staff that’s being led by an inexperienced head coach took on a new meaning on Wednesday. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City Thunder have hired former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams to be the team’s top assistant under first-year head coach Billy Donovan. This...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

By Vincent Frank This has to be considered somewhat of a surprise. Coming off their first playoff appearance in four years, the New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly fired head coach Monty Williams. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2015 For a team that was a combined 66 games under .500...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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