BREAKING: Monty Williams Agrees To Largest Coaching Deal In NBA History

If at first, you don't succeed... 

It was just last week that much-sought-after former Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams turned down an offer from the up-and-coming young team in the Motor City. But when he saw the new numbers they were throwing at him, it was an offer he just couldn't refuse.

According to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Williams has agreed to a six-year, $78.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons, making it the largest coaching deal in NBA history.

It was exactly one week ago that Williams turned down the Pistons, for what was already then being called a "big money offer." Obviously, Detroit upped the ante on its latest offer.

What makes it even wilder, is that he still had over $20M remaining on his Suns deal when they let him go, pushing him to just about the $100M mark in salary over the next six years. 

Williams spent four seasons at the helm in the desert, coaching the Suns to the NBA Finals in 2020-21, and compiling a sensational regular season record of 194-115 for a .628 winning percentage. 

The Pistons finished with the worst record in the NBA by a whopping five games (17-65), but franchise player Cade Cunningham missed almost the entire season after surgery on his shin. He's expected to be back in full health for the 2023-24 season. 

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