Latest Monty Williams News

McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of season

Oct. 24, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups was happy to have an extra pair of clothes on Saturday night. He needed them after getting drenched by his players as they celebrated his first career victory as a head coach. CJ McCollum scored 28 points...

Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism

Oct. 22, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism. The statement sent Friday said the...

Jokic scores 27 points, Nuggets beat Suns 110-98

Oct. 21, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Jokic was up to his old tricks Wednesday night, scoring on a crafty array of hook shots, 3-pointers and flat-footed jumpers. In short, the reigning MVP still looks a lot like an MVP. The 6-foot-11 Serbian poured in 27 points...

Oldies but goodies: The Lakers may be ones to catch in West

Oct. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

It may be a roster like none other. The Los Angeles Lakers have four of the NBA’s top seven active scorers. The top three leading active rebounders. Three of the top four active leaders in assists. Three of the top five in blocks. Three of the top five in wins. Four of...

Run it back: Suns push for NBA title with same nucleus

Oct. 12, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul has found his basketball nirvana with the Phoenix Suns, playing with a bunch of gym rats who care deeply about winning games and bringing an NBA title to the desert. The Suns were oh-so-close to accomplishing that goal last season. ...

Suns return to camp after Finals loss, embrace new journey

Sep. 27, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams said he threw a bit of a two-week pity party after losing the NBA Finals in July, retreating to his property in Texas, working in the yard, feeding the deer, fishing in his pond and cutting the grass. Then he had an...

Diversity study: NBA has racial-hiring gains in GMs, coaches

Aug. 25, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

A diversity report found the NBA continues to lead men’s professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices, fueled by more general managers and assistant coaches of color in the league. Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in...

Paul gets more chances to bring Suns, and himself, a title

Aug. 02, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul proved to be an ageless wonder in his first season with the Phoenix Suns, leading the franchise to the NBA Finals for the first time in nearly three decades. Now he'll get another chance to push the Suns — and himself — to a long-coveted...

Suns take Day’Ron Sharpe, trade rights to Nets

Jul. 30, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns selected Day'Ron Sharpe with the 29th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft but quickly traded the rights to the North Carolina big man to the Brooklyn Nets in a deal to land shooting guard Landry Shamet. The Sharpe trade to the Nets...