Pelicans’ Monty Williams to Join Team USA Coaching Staff

Published: June 10, 2013

Per the AP:

A person with knowledge of the details says Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams will join the returning Jim Boeheim as assistant coaches for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team.

Thibodeau and Williams will work the next three years under coach Mike Krzyzewski. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hirings were to be announced later Monday.

Given Nate McMillan’s departure from the staff, Monty’s presence could be partially due to a solid recommendation by his mentor.

This is yet another feather in the cap of Monty Williams, Tom Benson, the New Orleans Pelicans, and New Orleans.

Rubbing elbows with fellow 2010 free agent coach Tom Thibodeau and Coach K can’t be a bad thing either.

Finally, these duties increase the chances of the Pelicans adding an assistant to Monty’s staff, which should help in a few different ways.


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