The Phoenix Suns Fire Coach Monty Williams After Play-Off LossIn a shock move, the Phoenix Suns have fired their coach, Monty Williams. Following last season’s NBA Coach of the Year award win for Monty, his sacking comes after losing in the playoffs to Denver Nuggets with a series score of 4-2. We are grateful for everything that Monty has brought to our team and community,” says James Jones, president of basketball operations at Suns. His removal means five franchises are now looking for new head coaches: Bucks, Raptors, Rockets Pistons and most recently Suns.
Several Teams Looking For New Head Coaches
- Milwaukee Bucks – who became champions by beating Phoenix – dismissed coach Mike Budenholzer after their play-off loss to Miami Heat despite finishing with best regular-season record in the league.
- Toronto Raptors sacked Nick Nurse after five seasons leading them to an NBA championship win in2019.
- Houston Rockets did not renew Stephen Silas contract before end of season
- Dwane Casey resigned as Detroit Pistons’ head coach despite winning Coach of The Year award back in 2018.