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Monty Williams in talks to become Sixers’ top assistant

The Sixers are working on rounding out the coaching staff.

Head coach Brett Brown is speaking with former Sixer Monty Williams about the team’s top assistant coach position, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday evening. There is a vacancy on the Sixers’ staff since the Hawks hired Lloyd Pierce as head coach earlier this month. 

Brown and the Sixers reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension on Tuesday (see story).

Williams has five years of head coaching experience. He compiled a 173-221 record with the Pelicans (additionally 2-8 in the playoffs) from the 2010-11 to 2014-15 seasons.

Williams is a member of the Spurs’ front office. Prior to this role, he was the associate head coach of the Thunder during the 2015-16 season. He began his NBA coaching career as an assistant coach with the Trail Blazers for five years.

Last summer, Williams was honored with the inaugural Sager Strong Award following the tragic passing of his wife, Ingrid, in a car accident. 

Williams, the 24th pick in the 1994 draft, played nine seasons in the NBA for the Knicks, Spurs, Nuggets, Magic and 2002-03 Sixers. 

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