(ChurchLeaders) When Game 1 of the 2021 NBA finals tips off tonight, the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks will play for the title of basketball champs. But for Suns head coach Monty Williams, victory through faith in Christ is the ultimate prize.
Williams, 49, was in the news five years ago after experiencing a family tragedy and remains vocal about the impact of faith on his life and career.
Monty Williams: ‘The Essence of My Coaching Is to Serve’
After the Suns defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Finals, Monty Williams was asked how he balances the roles of mentor and task master. “The essence of my coaching is to serve,” he said at the post-game press conference. “As a believer in Christ, that’s what I’m here for. And I tell [my players] all the time, if I get on you, I’m not calling you out; I’m calling you up. You have potential, and I have to work my tail off to help you reach that potential.”