The Milwaukee Bucks are said to be aggressively pursuing former Coach of the Year winner Monty Williams, who might not have to wait long to land his next job as a head coach.
Williams had been the head coach of the Phoenix Suns since 2019. That was until he was also let go following another playoff disappointment versus Denver.
It was a largely up-and-down tenure for Williams in Phoenix. He racked up wins in the regular season like nobody’s business but eventually faltered when it mattered the most. He faced similar criticism to now-former Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer; he’s a brilliant regular season coach who comes up short when the lights are brightest.
But Budenholzer was not so much fired because the Bucks needed an upgrade; many in the organization have implied that something just needed to change. The truth of the matter is that even with Budenholzer’s shortcomings, there simply aren’t a lot of available coaching candidates better than him.
Pros and cons of hiring Monty Williams as the next Bucks head coach
With reports coming in that Williams is heavily favored to take on the Bucks job, now is as good a time as any to dissect the merits of this possible hiring.
Let’s take a look at how Williams might impact the Bucks should the Bucks’ pursuit prove fruitful. Here are the pros and cons of Monty Williams as the next coach for the Milwaukee Bucks.