AP Source: Suns’ Williams named NBA Coach of the Year

by: DAVID BRANDT, Associated Press

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PHOENIX (AP) — Monty Williams won NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Phoenix Suns to a franchise-record 64 regular-season wins, a person close to the Associated Press tells The Associated Press. of the decision.

The NBA is preparing to make the official announcement later Monday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the award has not been officially announced.

Phoenix star guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker both posted on social media that Williams had won the award, although no official announcement was made.

Booker said on Twitter: “Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams has been voted COY of the NBA, according to the book. An official announcement is expected later today.

Paul added: “WD WS… Congratulations Coach Mont for Coach of the Year!!” The WD WS benchmark is a motto for the Suns, which means well done is better than well said.

The Suns were by far the best team in the NBA during the regular season, finishing with eight more wins than any other NBA team. Williams, 50, coached the Suns for three seasons and the team got better with each one.

Williams led the Suns to the NBA Finals last season, where they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games.


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