Spurs Hire Monty Williams as VP of Basketball Operations

by September 18, 2016

The Spurs have added former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams to their staff as vice president of basketball operations.

Williams was an assistant with the Thunder last season, but took a leave of absence in February when his wife was killed in a car crash.

Williams’ in-laws live in San Antonio and have been helping to care for his children, making it an ideal situation for now.

Still, Williams hasn’t ruled out a return to coaching someday.

Per Spurs press release:

Williams returns to San Antonio for his second stint with the Spurs.  After a nine-year NBA playing career, including two-plus seasons with the Spurs, Williams got his start in the front office and coaching while serving as a coaching intern with the Silver and Black during the 2004-05 campaign. Last season Williams served as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.