The Phoenix Suns, the favorites in the Western Conference, are duking it out in the postseason for a chance to win their first NBA title in franchise history. Along the way, some similarities are being drawn between head coach Monty Williams’ team and the “Beautiful Game” Spurs of 2014. The Suns, led by Devin Booker and Chris Paul, are playing a patient game that mirrors the Spurs method of “pounding 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 the Spurs from 1996-98 then joined the coaching staff as an intern. In 2016, he rejoined 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.
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