The Phoenix Suns, the favorites in the Western Conference, face off in the playoffs for a chance to win their first NBA title in franchise history. Along the way, some similarities are drawn between head coach Monty Williams’ team and the 2014 “Beautiful Game” Spurs. The Suns, led by Devin Booker and Chris Paul, play a patient game that reflects the method Spurs of “hammering”. the rock.”
Before the Suns hosted the Dallas Mavericks in the conference semifinals, Williams — a finalist for the NBA Coach of the Year award — looked back on his time as a Spurs player and front office leader. Williams played for Spurs from 1996 to 1998, then joined the coaching staff as a trainee. In 2016, he joined the team as President of Basketball Operations. NBA.com senior writer Michael C. Wright shared Williams’ thoughts on his former employer via Twitter on Wednesday, April 4.