Monty Williams

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Monty Williams
Monty Williams.jpg
Williams as the head coach of the Hornets
New Orleans Pelicans
Head coach
Personal information
Born (1971-10-08) October 8, 1971 (age 42)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Potomac (Oxon Hill, Maryland)
College Notre Dame (1989–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro playing career 1994–2003
Position Small forward
Number 2, 41, 3, 5
Coaching career 2005–present
Career history
As player:
19941996 New York Knicks
19961998 San Antonio Spurs
1999 Denver Nuggets
19992002 Orlando Magic
2002–2003 Philadelphia 76ers
As coach:
20052010 Portland Trail Blazers (assistant)
2010–present New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,884 (6.3 ppg)
Rebounds 1,296 (2.8 rpg)
Assists 544 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tavares Montgomery "Monty" Williams, Jr. (born October 8, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and an assistant coach with USA Basketball under Mike Krzyzewski.

Playing career[edit]

As a 6'8" small forward from the University of Notre Dame, Williams was an honorable mention All-American, averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds during his senior season.[1] Williams was an NBA first-round pick despite a pre-existing heart condition. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round (24th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. Williams played in 9 NBA seasons from 1994 to 2003. He played for the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.

In his NBA career, Williams played in 456 games, scored a total of 2,884 points and averaged 6.3 points-per-game.[2] On April 8, 1997, he scored a career high 30 points as a member of the Spurs against the Denver Nuggets. Chronic knee problems forced him into retirement in 2003.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2005, Williams won an NBA championship as a coaching staff intern with the San Antonio Spurs. In 2005, Williams was hired by new head coach Nate McMillan as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.[3] On June 7, 2010, Williams was offered a three-year contract to be the head coach of the New Orleans Hornets.[4] As of the date hired, Williams became the youngest head coach in the NBA at 38 years old.[5]

On August 18, 2012, Williams accepted a four-year contract extension from the New Orleans Hornets[6] (now the Pelicans). On June 9, 2013, Williams accepted an assistant coach role with USA Basketball, along with Jim Boeheim and Tom Thibodeau, for the run to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He and his wife Ingrid reside in New Orleans with their five children.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
NOH 2010–11 82 46 36 .561 3rd in Southwest 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round
NOH 2011–12 66 21 45 .318 5th in Southwest Missed Playoffs
NOH 2012–13 82 27 55 .329 5th in Southwest Missed Playoffs
NOP 2013–14 82 34 48 .415 5th in Southwest Missed Playoffs
Career 312 128 184 .410 6 2 4 .333

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