The Suns coach Monty Williams handled the team’s loss on Tuesday night in the same way he handled almost everything else in his life-very well.
After Milwaukee defeated Phoenix in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals and won the first championship since 1971, Williams walked hard to the Bucks locker room to congratulate Finals MVP Young Nice Antetokounmpo and his teammates. ABC cameras captured Williams’ speech to the Bucks during the celebration.
“I just want to congratulate you as a man and a coach,” Williams said. “You deserve it. I appreciate this experience. You made me a better coach. You made us a better team. Congratulations.”
For the Suns, this was the unfortunate end of an amazing season, as Phoenix lost four consecutive games after leading a 2-0 series. During the post-match media interview, Williams admitted that the loss was “seriously injured”, but said he was “grateful” for the opportunity to coach this team and compete for the championship.
“I think it will take me a minute,” Williams said. “I just don’t take it for granted. It’s hard to come here, I want it very much, you know? It’s hard to deal with now. It’s hard. That’s it.”
Williams has dealt with Such an overwhelming heartbreak In his personal and professional life. No matter what challenges he faces, Williams always manages to exude elegance and humility.
The Suns know that they are only two victories away from the championship and it is not easy to leave this season, but they cannot ask for a better coach to guide them through the toughest moments.