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Monty Williams linked to 1 prominent job after being fired by Pistons

Monty Williams on the sideline

Jan 10, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams against the Orlando Magic at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons fired head coach Monty Williams on Wednesday, and many people feel he could quickly become a candidate for one of the most prominent jobs in the NBA.

Williams was let go after one season with the Pistons despite having five years and more than $65 million on his contract. As soon as the news broke, people began speculating that the Los Angeles Lakers might want to chat with Williams.

JJ Redick is viewed as the overwhelming favorite to be named the next head coach of the Lakers, but even his ESPN colleague Stephen A. Smith said L.A. “should look at” Williams.

The reaction on social media was a bit more mixed:

Following the Lakers’ failed pursuit of Dan Hurley, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Redick would get the job once he was done covering the NBA Finals for ESPN. Nothing has been announced, however, which leaves open the possibility that the Lakers could pivot (again) and reach out to Williams.

Williams has been a head coach the last five seasons and has 10 years of NBA head coach experience in total. He was also named NBA Coach of the Year just two years ago. Redick has zero NBA coaching experience.

It seems like the Lakers have been determined to explore all options, so it would hardly be a shock if Williams received consideration from them.

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