As Monty Williams is all set to join the Pistons, Detroit and the former Suns coach have reached a hefty six-year agreement, check out details of his salary and net worth
The Detroit Pistons have reportedly found a new head coach. Dwane Casey, who spent five years as the head coach in Detroit, will be replaced by Monty Williams after reaching an agreement, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Monty Williams Detroit Pistons contract amount details, salary and net worth 2023
Williams spent the previous four years with the Phoenix Suns, leading them to an appearance in the NBA Finals in 2021, and receiving Coach of the Year accolades in 2022. Williams was fired after the Phoenix Suns fell in the second round of the playoffs.
According to Charania, Williams first let teams know he was interested in taking a year off, including the Pistons. The 51-year-old will become the highest-paid coach in NBA history thanks to an offer that Detroit brought to the table.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 1, 2023
Williams and Troy Weaver, the general manager of the Pistons, have a strong friendship that began during their time together in Oklahoma City. Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Jalen Duren, and the rest of the Pistons’ youthful core will be taught by the former Suns coach, according to Williams.
Williams is about to sign the biggest coaching contract in NBA history
Williams will receive $72 million over six years as part of his contract, according to the Charania and James L. Edwards III report.
Williams would reportedly receive a whopping $12 million yearly compensation under the rumoured agreement, making him the highest-paid coach in the league. With incentives and an option to extend for a further two years, that salary could increase to $100 million.
Williams’ contract is the most expensive coaching contract in NBA history, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, and it is worth $78.5 million over six years.
Monty Williams’ coaching record
In 2019, Williams took over as the Suns’ head coach to succeed Igor Kokoskov.
During his tenure with the Suns, he helped the team to an overall record of 194–115 (.628 winning percentage), and since 2021, he has been the NBA’s winningest coach, guiding his team to the postseason three years in a row.
Williams worked as the head coach of the Hornets/Pelicans in New Orleans prior to his time in Phoenix. He also held assistant coaching positions with the Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers. He has a net worth of $8 million.
|2010-11||Hornets (New Orleans)||46||36||.561|
|2011-12||Hornets (New Orleans)||21||45||.318|
|2012-13||Hornets (New Orleans)||27||55||.329|
Who are the highest-paid coaches in the NBA?
The highest-paid NBA coaches for the 2022–2023 season are listed below. This season, four of the top six highest-paid coaches have lost their jobs.
|1.||Gregg Popovich (Spurs)||$11.5 million|
|2.||Steve Kerr (Warriors)||$9.5 million|
|T3.||Erik Spoelstra (Heat)||$8.5 million|
|T3.||Doc Rivers (76ers)||$8.5 million|
|T5.||Mike Budenholzer (Bucks)||$8 million|
|T5.||Nick Nurse (Raptors)||$8 million|
|T5.||Steve Nash (Nets)||$8 million|