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"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"More wood to the fire so i tend to just listen and try to encourage But i have heard some of the stories and You know. I i feel for those those coaches. I don't think the people. I don't think anybody in the organization has a bad intention but i don't think that People understand that when you're in this position one being a head coach in the nba is pretty lonely. You in the middle of so many areas of the organization and and you usually the one feeling the ir or the getting the mud slung at you from time to time but even in that mode. I don't think it's from a bad intention. I just think it's just hard to understand what it's like to be in this position in. And i know that because of what i went through in san antonio and pop in our c. allowing me to to work in so many different areas of the organization or at least have discussions with those groups monte. Do you take some satisfaction out of. Listen when you're coaching in the nba. Finals and your coaching in the conference finals. And you're being miked up and everybody's watching the games and people get to hear how you talk to your team. They can see pre-game talk they can see a post game they can see in huddle and that how you coach it trickles down and young coaches and people who are going to hire see it and they see that it's effective and that you don't have to you don't have to be cursing out a player you don't have to be personally critical of somebody to be constructively critical and that maybe it helps not just in the nba or college but maybe at the high school level maybe at the youth level. That people won't monty. Williams is having success with that style of coaching. And and i'm learning from it. And that's something i'm gonna take i. Do you ever think about that. Do you think that it that it has an impact on not just at your level but levels below you. you know. we'll just. I haven't had time to process that part. I've heard people Say things you know about the way that i coach. I've gotten letters from people. Are emails even text messages from different coaches from all levels of basketball But to i mean you've been around a long longtime And all that. I don't have all a lot going on. I mean it feels good though. Doesn't it to get those to get those letters or messages that that you like. That's something for me to emulate. I mean it does but not in a way that it would have felt when i first started in new orleans. I think i would've shamefully been patting myself on the back A little bit if not a lot of bit now as i've hopefully grown feel a level of gratitude. That i get to coach again in that i get to have these moments with our players in that. I get to be part of the process of coaches who are younger than i am who say. Hey man i really appreciate whatever it is. I feel that now I'm hopefully not in a place of pride or arrogance thinking that i figured it out because that's certainly not the case I do feel I do feel like. I need to contribute to The growth of other coaches in the same way. That pop and doc innate nate and billy donovan rick carlisle have contributed to me I have so much respect for a guy like spo- in his stamina. You know the ability to you know every single year. Have that kind of pressure and one at all. I have so much respect for You know someone like coach. Sloan who i. I had conversations with at summer league and we would sit and talk about you know. Our families farming fishing and then he had no idea that he was pretty much my idol Because i knew how much pop respected him in their program. And so i. I would find any opportunity. I could just sit up under coach loan at some ralegan. Just listen to them. And so i do feel a responsibility to you. Know talk to coaches who are in the video room a player development coaches. You know the guys who may not get a chance to talk to a head coach or spend time with somebody in my position. I do feel that that's my responsibility. I remember talking to you. I think it was early. September i was still in the bubble. You think the sons you had just left you just gone home from there and john thompson had passed and i think we texted about it and i was writing something about it and i and i called you and i will remember the emotion that you talked with and you grew up in the dc virginia area. When georgetown was at its height and john thompson was as big of figure as there was maybe anywhere in coaching and the doors that i think you felt he opened and many coaches do not just for players but but for coaches for for black coaches in college basketball the nba. And how emotional that made you. And i thought about some of that. We're in phoenix the finals. I remember we did a tv thing at halftime. And you were right behind me. Coaching and we were talking about seven of the eight. New coaches being african american. And i just to me that it wasn't that long ago Last september. I guess about a year ago and the impact john thompson had on you I stayed with you. Coach tops was a who is an icon.
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"You know the things that i was saying or the things that i did made the guys feel that way and it changed because it was so consistent it changed my prayer about the next job that if i were afforded that opportunity that i would get i would ask god in prayer time to give me a job that i was excited about an people that were working with us in playing flora's would be excited to come and play for us in and work for us and when you hear that about yourself from the players you love and respect The only thing you can do is change and growth and try to figure out ways that you can grow. And i'll never forget. We were in a meeting in san antonio and i would go from management meetings to coaching. Meetings are seeing pop. Gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to work in both areas. You know they gave me a title. That was way above my Anything that could have ever imagined. But for the most part was in every area of the organization and i was in a coaching meeting one day and pop said he said look. If the rule stifled talent. You need to change the rule and it was like an opinion. I thought like you know. I thought i had like me music and somebody had a heart and i was looking around the room to see if anybody caught it and nobody really had that look on their face like i did and i realized that it was for me and he wasn't talking to me but it was something that really impacted my heart and i looked at. I had a chance to look at myself and thought about the rules. And the things that i was trying to do. If those things were stifling talent than it was on me to change the not diminish the talent and. That was a moment for me. When i wasn't in a position of coaching. Certainly not as head coach that helped me to reevaluate and hopefully grow from where i was as a coach to hopefully where i'm approaching now and we're approaching now monty is people are out doing. Coaching searches this off season and what. I heard a lot of with the people hiring coaches and with candidates who were interviewing for jobs. Is we want the next monty williams. And i think it's just so ironic that the monty williams was struggling to sell monty williams for for a short period of time and these processes. I think your last when you went to philly you left san antonio and he went to philly with brett brown for a year and then it felt it changed. You were back on the bench and philly. Now you know there were multiple teams and i think you had multiple opportunities to be a head coach. You weren't looking for one offer there. Were it changed. But all of a sudden i think the league seven of the coaches hired this off season are african. American five were first. Time head coaches Just like you were coming from portland to new orleans a while ago and not just ex players but also some coaches some which i think is even more progress and maybe people don't talk about as much some young african american coaches who were not prominent ex players who became first time head coaches. Jamal moseley in orlando west until junior in washington we played at the collegiate level. Jamal played professionally. But we're not nba players. They didn't have they weren't a first round. Pick like you or or maybe a hall of famer like chauncey billups is going to be and and it felt like something's changed in the last year that that i think your success and the success of tai lue and the success of You know nate mcmillan getting another opportunity and making a great run without hawks team It shouldn't take this but but perhaps it did but it felt like it was a different day in the nba hiring circles this season. Yeah i was just grateful to see those guys get their opportunities And if you know my failures and growth. Keep those guys from making the same mistakes i've made. I'm i'm humble. That can be a part of that that process in that equation. And still you know feel like guys like sam can sell and darvin ham or guys that i'm like man. I wish those guys can get a shot Kevin young darko cabbage. You know the thing that impacted by a just want all of us to be on the same plane you know. I'm not pro african american..
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Personal life your professional life and is you thought about. You would go interview for jobs and you get a sense of the questions. People probing you on the things. They wanted to know the doubts they had about the doubts they had about you as a head coach. Where you too rigid were you. I think you heard them all. I think you would hear them in the questions. People ask you. And i think you would hear it whether they talked your agent. Spencer breaker talk to others around you when they do the research on you. What was that sort of journey like for you. And i am going to stay true to who i am and the principles i believe in that is my way to coach that works for me but also are there tweaks to it. I have to make an. I think you went through a lot of that inbetween orleans an and phoenix. Yeah i mean what would you. There's a lot bear in respect to the narratives that were going around about me and my coaching style and things i did or said ultimately embellishment there were things. I was shocked at some of the things i heard. I said i knew that was an accurate. Then some of that stuff you have to some fires you have to put out in that way because things take on a life of their own. Yeah they do and there's only so much you can't control. I would have people in the know. Walk up to me and tell me what they'd heard and you know those things bothered me because not because people said them. They bothered me because of the people that believed him. You know those are the times where you're like well. People don't know me and that's okay. I'm not here to be known by everybody. I only wanted to coach and go home. I never wanted to you know. Do all the stuff that comes with coaching but ultimately awards If the players. And if people that i work with felt that way about me it's on me to Help them understand who. I really am. and i also have to admit it you know. In in some of those instances they could be right and in some of them they were and you know. It's humbling when you have to. You know judge yourself and be straight about how you did certain things and you know. I had to get to a point where i had to learn how to be effective overwrite There were times where. I felt like i was right in certain situations. But sometimes when you're right you're not that effective and i wanted to be an effective coach and i hadn't had enough success or one enough to Overcome that and so. I think the thing that probably helped me change And grow was When i lost my wife and i realized you know there's certain things that are much more important than than being right and I knew how badly. I want it to be a head coach again. I knew how much. I love the gym. And you know it's the only place. I really wanna be in the gym but had to figure out how was i. Gonna you know improve so that i can be effective. I can't be ore approached the leader. That i need to be and When you hear things about yourself especially when you're a head coach You know it bothers you. Because i know my intention and i know how badly i wanted to serve in love and and help guys get paid and when games and all the stuff that we get to do and yet it wasn't coming off that way and so that was the part that bothered me was like man. This is what i really wanted to do. And somehow some way. It didn't come off that way in the only person that i could look at even though i felt like a lot of those things were true. The only person that i could affect and change was myself what was an example monte of one that whether it was former players of yours or staff you went back however you look back at something and you seem pretty sure you're right about it and you look back and said i'm going to do that. I've got to do that differently. Was there one that stands out where you or. Maybe took it a longest to get to accept. I'm gonna maybe do that differently. Well i talk to a ton of our players. You know after i left me orleans and i was in different positions as assistant invented management. San antonio. I was traveling around scouting in going to college campuses and go in the nba games. And i'd run into former players. And i i asked him. I said hey you know. I want you to shoot me straight. Tell me what you thought and Don't like you're going to hurt my feelings. I wanna know. And it was pretty consistent There were guys who were like coached. We love you. We knew you were trying to do but there were days where you made us feel small and that was the part that bothered me Because i didn't know that.
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
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"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"They were going to compete in the pros and and do everything that we wanted them to do. They were just you know moving on. And i was okay with that because of how they handled it in. I mean that with all due respect and honesty. Like i never felt like they were one foot out the door or you know on their way to something else you know. We made the playoffs. That year Unfortunately de west towards acl which really put but as in a tough spot but thankfully we had carl landry and he stepped up and played well. But chris and i We had a great working relationship. There were days where i was. You know coaching him a bit too hard. You know being a typical knee in those moments but our relationship Never changed in in in fact when he left We stayed in contact He always watched us play when we played against each other. We always talk in the hallway. i'd see him at usa basketball events. Our relationship didn't change. It got stronger in the story that You know when people ask me about chris and our time away from each other. I think the thing that sums it up was. My daughter was working with the league. At an all star break she was basically doing grunt work and doing all the stuff that interns do..
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Here with monty williams. The national basketball coaches association coach of the year this past season and the coach of the western conference champion. Phoenix suns monte. How're you doing well Thanks for having me on. It's pretty cool to on your podcast. And i enjoy listening to it when i get a chance to and hopefully we can have a same conversation hard when you talk in the me. Well that that's not the case. It's funny i remember. We've we've done a couple of these. But i remember being in phoenix with you. I think there was a workout in phoenix Some kind of pre-draft workout and we were both there. And i think we taped one right when you the job and that feels like it's been one sprint blur pre pandemic. And we've all just sprinted through this i. I'm curious monte coming off the finals. And how you're supposed to feel in the aftermath and i'm guessing that you're still thinking about game six seventy seven to seventy seven tied going into that quarter. Is that like sort of the. Is that where your mind. Still say's or stays or you. Can you see the bigger picture of of the whole run or are we still too close to it. No i think you're spot on Gone back to that moment. A ton the past few weeks trying to figure out you know anything that i could have done In that moment because all you have to do is win. One quarter which is a tough task on the road against a The best team in the nba. And you go through a ton of mental gymnastics and try to figure out something you could have said or play. You could run or an adjustment and You know that that's something that will probably stay with me for a long time. But the people that i've talked to who've been in that situation When i've talked to them they you know they talk about the natural process that they'd gone through and that was a part of it. You know going back to those moments I go back to a game. Three preparation to get ready mentally emotionally for that game. Felt like a probably over thought it in regard to the preparation just because we lost. We'd have won that game. I probably wouldn't have thought about it at all but because we lost You know just ruminate about it a ton and You know the irony. Is you know we beat them. Four times in a row. They beat us for times in a row. They just did it at the right time. And you know that's something that As as a coach and as a leader Will bother me for a long time. But i think it will also drive me to be better in those moments. If i'm afforded that opportunity again monte they had jaanus playing at a level. I'm not sure we've ever seen him play. And that's says a lot given he was a two time. Mvp and all defensive player first team all nba. all the things. He's done but he certainly took it to a level in the finals. Offensively certainly defensively. He was all over the court making plays. But and i know you you you are not an excuse maker but you know chris. Paul has had wrist surgery since the season ended and he wasn't himself and he played through it. He didn't make excuses. he didn't lean on it as a crutch none of you did. But it is a factor. Isn't it it is i mean you. You'd think about all of that stuff when your emotions settle. But in the moment we've always been at least for me and i got this from tony dungy When i've listened to him and read his books you know you have to have the mindset of being no excuses no explanations of the bottom line is you have to get the job done You know people didn't know that book. was dealing with a hamstring Deal in game three and he got all kinds of flack for what he couldn't do what people didn't understand was. He was basically out there playing on one leg and those guys because they are tough in never want to rely on Excuses wouldn't say anything and that part bothered me. Because i heard all the stuff that was being said about devon chris in the finals and at the same time. I'm sure if you talk to the staff with the bucks. They would tell you that you know chris was dealing with this was dealing with this and They just happened to win. But i you know the injury piece especially the deal with chris. Wrist the that happened in the clipper series and he never made one exclusive about But that's always. He's been for a long long time. And i'm sure you know all the stuff that he heard is going to drive him in his workouts this summer. And i'm sure devon fills in the same way you mentioned preparation monte That preparation for game. Three what is it. Like as a head coach and for coaching staff to go through the gauntlet of first round conference. Semis conference finals. Nba finals the constant decisions. The little decisions you have to make on the way to the big ones. Which is i guess. It's a lot of do. We continue to stay with what we've done. What we believe in that we can execute better or do we need to veer off and maybe do it differently. There's a thousand of those decisions every day. I'm sure as a head coach. What is that. what did you learn about playoff coaching. And how you make decisions when you go through a playoff run like you did. That came within one game of winning an nba championship..
Monty Williams Tells Suns ‘All of This Is Correctable’ After Loss
"Money williams. Very well like coach for the sons around the nba. He's got great personal story. If you've never read it or heard about it you should google it. I probably can't do it. Justice in explaining on the radio the thirty second version is money and his wife were raising a family of five kids. Five young kids. His wife was killed in an auto accident. Lee widowing monty and leaving him to raise these five kids on his own. He's figured out. A way to navigate that rebuild his stock as a head coach in the league and now he's two wins away from winning the title ramona. Abc had a camera. Espn had a camera in the suns locker room after they lost the other night and money gave an interesting post game speech. I'm gonna play it for you and i'll let you react to it. Here's money after the game. All this is read. This is right now because this is where we got three games to look at dell right now got together. That's do what happens tonight. Just seventeen office rebel. Seventeen turnovers guys. One forty four. We're making it horrible ourselves okay. Now it's tough. We got to know people are also this. We got board advantage as the deal. Ever since i've been here we talked about everything was on the other side. This is this is really hard. So you gotta stick together all right.
Pelicans, Green Negotiating, but No Deal Yet
"The pelicans are negotiating the sun's assistant Willie green about taking over as head coach that's according to a person familiar with the situation who added that no deal is in place and discussions could extend beyond the NBA finals the thirty nine year old green would become a first time head coach after serving as an NBA assistant the past five years green was a member of two NBA title winning teams with the warriors in twenty seventeen and eighteen before spending the last two years under Phoenix coach Monty Williams green and the Suns are taking on the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA finals right now I'm Dave Ferrie
"monty williams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Done for Monty Williams. Yeah, Lakers don't have they're not in the operational on a pace, but I believe they're at their best. When they were creating turnovers and getting out on the break. This is the 13th time the Lakers and sons have met in a postseason Syria's Lakers of 18 of the 1st 12 Sons have the lead. Lakers have the ball as we open the second quarter. LeBron James on the right feeds Caruso going deep, missed the layup. Kam Johnson was defending lately and two missed by the Lakers down the other and flying in his camp jobs and takes the pass on the cutting scores. Maybe that's not transition, but that's early offense in L. A is not ready. With this Phoenix onslaught. Nine point sons lead their biggest Failing heart. Tucker on the floor for the Lakers second unit driving against the smaller pain drives him all the way to the dotted line passes out. James on top McKell Bridges. Outstanding Defender has James James takes him off the left and Put two hands on James. That'll be a foul against McHale bridges. Frank vocal right there on the ears of Rodney Mott, the official screamed enough, apparently to get the call. Yeah. Phoenix Suns did not shoot a free throw in the first quarter. Very light, fouling first quarter three each way. There's Taylor Horton Tucker off the inbounds opening minute, five to shoot the three point line. Crosses to his right gets in deep, puts it up with the rim and lays it in is he started and threw his body across the baseline. That's what he does best. Incredible ability to get to the paint camera pain made of steak went for another fake and let him get by. Chris Paul, directing the offense now is trying to find Sha're itch did that go off the foot of a Laker defender? I think that's the call. That's what Billy can, he says. And LeBron saying. No way that was off Somebody's hand. I think Peru so maybe, but it's not gonna not gonna happen for me. Paul and pain in the back court Bridges Johnson and charge on the floor for the son charged Dario Charge has it off the inbounds. Hands it off to paint the top tip of the circle. Free throw line, find charge download to reach outside to grab. It sends it back out with five to shoot. They throw like jumper pain in and out, but charge there to tip it in for two more for the sun's step slower the Lakers right now, would you agree? Casting? I would and especially in this Opening 90 seconds of the second quarter. As LeBron fires it to the left side to Koosman, using a herald screen drives free throw life pass in the corner. Caruso opened for three off the rim. No flying in for the rebound is pain. Nice spin, move pain to escape and get into the front court. I will feed Paul with a head of steam into the lane bounces it for charge 12 footer in and out and back in again. Another two for Phoenix. I mean, there's so much space for Phoenix to operate no contest from the Lakers. The lane is wide open. 24 points in the paint already. 11 point lead largest for the Sons know a D on the floor right now, either. Speaking of that room protection, or like they're up here's James on the right fires. A pass to Caruso touch, passing the corner. Koosman outta herel his passes tipped in the air by Paul and recovered by charge. Phoenix Coming the other way trying to build on this 11 point lead, Paul Nice handle using the charge straight now feed for shards couldn't hang on and it's a turnover. Tht. The other way goes deep Lay up missed, but there to clean it up is LeBron for two and Chris Paul is down, and it's um, paid. He's grabbing towards shore grabbing his right shoulder, I think, and he is in major pain. Oh, no that might have separated or came out of the joint as the Phoenix Suns trainer comes out to tend right shoulder and on reaching toward the bicep is well, LeBron are is Chris Paul. Oh, no. LeBron over the top of his good friend here, hoping that he's okay but he is in enormous discomfort. Getting our First look at the replay. LeBron went up for it. Well, it was LeBron and Chris Paul had his right arm reaching to go get the rebound and I just I can't speculate. It's just maybe that right shoulder got knocked out of socket testing here. He reached and then also watch when Cam.
"monty williams" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The free throw is up short open with eight points. 10 rebounds, double figures there on his way to another double. Double love the way you got the freshman Adam Miller cheering him on up as in Hey, get out ahead. Don't worry about it. It's over. Step up and knock this with 51 34 the align eye with a big lead. Second one short rebound, Rutger. Miles Johnson gets the rebound. His fifth recovers. Jacob Young Cross court left wing banker with a quick three. Got it. Geo Baker 31% from the Ark this year, 10 points a game. He's up to seven on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights back within 14 51 37, Man to Man Defense. Rutgers killer running the Weaver Grandison that Io do sumo. I owe top of the key left elbow from 15 ft. Fouled on the R Jacob. I got him his Iowa dribbled in from beyond the arc. Hold up from 15 left side. Rutgers by the way out of 70 run second foul on Rutgers Coast. Psycho. You know it was one of the great best coaches in the Big 10 for sure has something to say about how this team came out. They've come out a lot more aggressive than they were in that first half. Those similar free throw is good. He has 15. Monty Williams checks in for Grandison Man coming off the 19 in the winning Ohio State second. What happened? Good not to move down. He has 16 tonight and these three points behind Frank Williams for 18th on the all time scoring list. His teammate to Monty Williams out there here is jobs. But on the right wing gets it the hunter out of Jacob 16 minutes for the game. 53 37, Illinois after the to do simple free throws top of the key young dribble drive floater in the lane. No good rebound on the floor. I owe to Suma. Here comes the jet up the left side. Those suit cut off my I'm okay. He he's got a mask on. Okay. He's got a headband was a guard each other right wing Frasier, Frasier with a headband. Now the Miller bounce faster. Coburn off his hands. Great position inside. I just lost the handle turnover. Illinois 53 37 the airline. I would leave now They go back and play defense. Ron Harper Jr Pass in the left corner in front of the Rutgers vegetable. Katie guarded by Do sumo. Okay, he backing him down. Okay? He thinks he can take it leans in top shot. Got it with the left hand. Everybody gets a present on a birthday now. What technical follow Mohini parking at the referee. Technical. Okay, guy that amorous a triple double in high school in the state of New Jersey Four star recruit Rutgers just got hit with a T. He was barking at the referee. His teammates were trying to settle him down a little bit. We'll take a break. 15 16 to go in the game. Second half Illinois 53,.
Suns cruise past short-handed Warriors 120-98
"Cameron Payne scored seventeen points and Devin Booker added sixteen for the sons in the one twenty ninety eight rather the warriors seven sons players scored in double figures and coach Monty Williams was able to rest his starters in the fourth quarter we have guys that are banged up and played some minutes and so you know as much as we want to keep it going I thank the break is going to be good for us to deal with really process what happened the sons of one sixteen of nineteen dating to January twenty eighth at our twenty four and eleven this season the warriors were missing Stephan curry Draymond green Kelly who break junior due to injuries or rest golden state's Jordan Poole led all scorers with twenty six points on ten of sixteen shooting including five of ten from three point range I'm the ferry
The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader
"So Kevin. In spite of being blown out the other day in Boston the Lakers are still the number one seed in the West and everything is sunshine and rapes around the staple center but a year ago. It felt like there was a storm cloud hanging over the franchise. I had magic Johnson. President Basketball Operations nations stepping down team fired their head coach. Luke Walton and then they chose Frank Vogel as his replacement awesome and there was a perception around here in Los Angeles that it was a pretty uninspired choice right in some ways frank. Vogel is the Ultimate Safety School. So for the Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Arnovitz is an NBA insider for ESPN. They went after Monty Williams former player who has immense amount of respect but at the end of the day he got a much more appealing offer from the Phoenix Suns. Tai Lue was a top choice. Lebron's former coach NBA Championship. Cleveland Cavaliers in two thousand sixteen. And what are the Lakers. Do they offer him a contract that I think it's fair to say was. Maybe not befitting a championship coach. There's sort of a standard now for for what a NBA coach gets in terms of the years in terms of money and this particular contract offer fell far short of that to the point where I think the public certainly the perception within the League was here of the Lakers doing it again. They think they're the Lakers. They have this golden or around them they can just offer championship. Coach is his deals. That don't reflect that pedigree so they don't get money Williams tyler walks not for another job. He just walks and they get Vogel. I used to do a lot of L. A.. Sports Radio and I remember this announcement very vividly. Los Angeles Lakers fans. They were not happy. Happy Kevin in fact they were furious. Vogel I think at the outset was seen as an odd choice for a number of reasons. One one is. The Lakers are the Lakers. And they have traditionally gone after coaches. That are either real brand names or have this royal. LAKER occur bloodline they are part of the Laker family. So here comes Vogel who is coming off. Two year stint in Orlando where he lost twice as many games as he won one could say no fault of his own. It was it was a young mismatch roster of players. But he doesn't have a brand name he looks like an accountant announced he's never played in the NBA before so he doesn't bring with him. The story playing career so for a fan base and a franchise. That's always been very brand obsessed. Why are you getting this off? Brand coach was very much. I think the perception an off Branko. Now I'm imagining frank. Vogel at the Grocery store he's like the generic. I Love Kirkland. I I think that sets up this story very well because you great value. Oh you use the Kirkland of coaches and of course. The Lakers are widely perceived as his ex hyper glamorous NBA franchise in particular with Lebron James. They're going into an off season in which they're going to be trying to get free agents. This is before the trade for Anthony Davis and here comes maybe the least glamorous coach forget fans for a second just people inside the game fifteen choices of who is going to be. The next Lakers head coach. I don't I don't know that Frank Vogel would have been on one ballot. I'm not saying Bogle can't coach Lebron's right that's different. So how did he get start. Frank Vogel got his start by by being a pest he was division three point guard for a genie out of college and he became obsessed with Kentucky basketball when he was at home on winter. Break when you're watching that famous Duke Kentucky lightning later catches He decides I want to be part a big time college basketball. He's going to leave his division three school. He writes letters to the staff at Kentucky including Rick Pitino and they basically send back a form letter. Thank you for your interest. This is in the mid nineties so he decides. I'm just going to drop out of my college enroll at Kentucky. I'm GONNA drive there. Basically without an invitation nation. And I'm just going to hang around the facility. Whatever anything I can do to get inside volunteer? Whatever they need and little by little sure enough he hangs around enough due to the point? Where Jim O'Brien who was assistant to Rick Pitino said Okay Okay? We'll we have the video room. which at the time video rooms have become like the very sexy place to get your start as a coach? Now Erik Spoelstra Mike Putin Holzer Dave Fidel but back then it was still kind of a newish thing and so he just camped out in the video room and essentially became one of the best young video coordinators in all of basketball and to the point when when Pitino went to the Celtics they ultimately brought. Frank Vogel Oh go along with them. And then when O'Brien took over he promoted him again and so little by little. He's sort of the He's the kind of the little engine that could of basketball. So he dollars. O'Brien to Indianapolis. And that's where he gets his first shot as head coach. How does that go right? He gets to the Fr- what we call. The Front of the bench comes a top assistant in an Indiana Under Jim O'Brien O'Brien gets fired and Vogel's the next Guy Up Larry Bird actually ask Joe. Brian looked this. Guy's really loyal to you. Do you think you take the job. and Jim O'Brien profane. Lee said absolutely
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"There is a business aspect of it all. But the business is in some cloud in the sky making decisions. The business is people making decisions that affect other people, and I feel like. It's a cop out when we talk about the business because we always say it's a business. Well, yeah, that's, that's a bit of a cop out. It's people making decisions that affect other people, I think we could do a better job. And this is just me of conveying. The message that we do care about you and for me, I'm probably most proud of that. In my career is having. A number of former players text me all the time or call me just to say what's up, or I appreciate what you did for me. I didn't agree with it. But I respect it at Quincy pond, Dexter we played in Toronto last week and got the game seven and I come out of the locker room and Quincy pond Xers waiting on me like that kind of stuff means a lot to me. And it also affirms that I may be doing a few things correctly. Monty in the when you were ready to be head coaching candidate, again, last year after the tragedy, and then you went to San Antonio in the front office for a year plus, but even in the year there, I think, after the first year there you ready didn't happen. You go to Philly. And then there's some opportunities, but I think maybe in the time where you're getting feedback from team is about either why they didn't want interview or you interviewed, and, you know, and I think listen, I know there's jobs you could have taken that maybe weren't the right. Ones, but you're sort of evaluating the feedback of what people are saying here, the questions we have about you, hear the things we like these five or six things. But this seven thing is stopping. Were you hearing a consistent thing was at different everywhere? The fee was anybo- surprising to you based on how they were evaluating your time in New Orleans. No, I didn't never heard anything that was consistently negative. I did hear certain things about being tough on players. Not always valuing, what they wanted to do, and that for me was good stuff for me because I want to be a better coach won't be a coach players. Feel like they can be the best version of themselves around me. But I didn't hear that a ton. I heard it a couple times, and I was thankful to hear that, because that's obviously something I want to improve on and also self evaluate but not be too critical. One thing we do when we're coaching is we tend to over valuate ourselves, especially after getting fired, and that can be a bit of a fallback at times. I mean just listen to some comments, you know, coach beeline is going to Cleveland. And he's calling around talking to different coaches, and I think Jeff Van Gundy told him like, you know, don't listen to everybody, like sometimes we listened to so many people that we forget that we are pretty good at what we do. I mean, I'm an NBA head coach and I'm one of thirty in the world, not thirty and a state like I'm one of thirty in the world. And I don't say that era greatly, but it is what it is. And I know that I'm. I'm pretty good. At what I do I want to be better. And I say that respectfully and so, yeah, you hear stuff. But I don't think that's bad. I mean there are guys who can't shoot they want to improve on shooting there guys who don't pass. Well, there guys who have bad character be. And they can't stick with teams when you hear that feedback. You have to take it in and get better, and I feel I'm no different when it comes to coaching your life experience, since your last ahead coached the tragedy. You've gone through a different role as a parent..
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"You know you had a tragic situation with his son. Musset situation with my family is, you know, unfortunately, well publicized. And so we talked a lot about life. But then when it got down to the things that we're going to make it a partnership for us both of us had to be on the same page. And we both agree that we wanted to work together in a certain way. And at the end of the day, I never lost sight of the fact that it's his team. And, you know, these jobs don't belong to the head coaches in the league, we're stewards over it, you know. But I think the thing that impressed me more than anything was when we had those tough talks, he didn't shy away from it. He didn't blame he'd never through anybody under the bus one time he took ownership. And when he asked me to have questions about my past I tried to do the same. And so we both kind of I think we feel like we're in the same spot because I know that he's he wants it badly. And I have a lot to prove as a coach. And so, I feel like it's an alignment between myself and James, and Mr. Sauber that can hopefully be really successful here for a head coach. When you say a partnership, it's easy, you know, in may and June in the off season. Right. There's no losing streaks. There's no fourth quarter leads alone, Robert has shown to be very emotional and he'll come into the coach's room. He'll come out on the practice floor times. Like you said, it's his team right? Different styles are, but is there like some lines and you sit down with James Jones, your GM, and you sit out Robert, and you say here, just some things that I can't have as a head coach. Do you have to do it like that? I think you have to be clear about your vision in. I laid out what I feel like is the best way to lead these young guys to another level in another level and so forth. And he agree with that. And so that's all I can go off of. And, you know, not one time did he say, you know, I don't like that or anything like that. I think we are building trust right now. And all you can do in any relationship is build equity at some point, I'm going to have to pull from that equity. And if we have the relationship that I believe we will have the trust will be there. And so, yeah, we both laid out visions, he laid out his vision, I laid out mine. And there were things that align. And then there were things that were different that we both agree that we could learn from each other. And so for me, not only did he hire me and commit to me with the years and, and the finances, our visions about this team going forward aligned in many areas in this league you've been in a few different situations, some better than others. In terms of having alignment, you you're in San Antonio is a player and then you're back there. In the front office. You've been in Portland. You've been in New Orleans as a head coach the longer in it. And then obviously Philadelphia the last year, Oklahoma City the longer in it, does it sort of always get back to, if you don't have what you need at the top. It's very difficult to sustain anything on the ground floor in the locker room on the court that you just not gonna win by accident. Sure. Right. Yup. Thank you. Right. Ownership in the leadership of your ownership is key. And we've seen that in San Antonio with the whole family. I've been really blessed to be able to spend time with the patriots and learn from Jack Easterby, who's now with the Texans, and I've, I've watched the Kraft family and how they are in lockstep with Bela check and Brady mall..
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Welcome in to another episode of the ch- pod hair Phoenix with the new head coach for the Phoenix Suns. Monty Williams Monte. How are you wo- gem Wellman thankful to be on your podcast and certainly thankful to be a head coach again here in Phoenix? When you wake up in the morning now as a head coach is a whole different burden. What am I gotta get to today, especially when you take over the lots of things you've got to, but is there a different weight on you in the morning when its head coach it is because I have to not only be responsible for the leadership of the team. My role is also to provide for Sistan coaches, and their wives. Opportunities for them to be successful and get their kids set up and, you know, all that stuff, and it's important stuff that we have to do in, it's a privilege to do that. And at the same time, I'm dealing with a lot of guys who want jobs and the toughest part about coaching that we don't talk about is having to cut players that work their tails off, but just aren't good enough. And tell guys know that I can't offer them a job. And so I've been doing that. You know, thankfully, I'm in this position to be a head coach, but, you know, a lot of my time is talking to a lot of coaches and really qualify guys who could help your staff, but I had already targeted a number of guys a few guys that I wanted to come here to Phoenix. And so that part has taken up a lot of my time and then just. My family situated, they're still in jersey. Some of get them down here in June. But that's all good stuff. People knew you interviewed you met a couple of times, the Lakers, you met a couple of times with the sons, and in the end you decide to go to Phoenix, the questions that you had to ask, Robert sovereign the answers, you need it from him based on the body of work in what had preceded you your fifth coach in five years there. What did you need to know from him? What were the questions that you had to resolve in your mind before you would take that job for me? It was always about us, having a partnership, and that was the thing that Mr. server conveyed to me in our conversations and we, we had really good conversations, not just about basketball. We talked about family. We talked about the history of the team, we talked about our personal issues that we've dealt with in our families..
Suns hire 76ers assistant Williams as coach
"The new head coach of the Phoenix Suns is Monty Williams currently in a system coach with the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers also a former head coach at New Orleans for five seasons. He replaces ego or coach gov who was fired last month. Just after one season on the job finishing with the NBA's. Second worst record Williams will be the son's fifth coach in seven seasons. The Phoenix Suns will also be breaking ground to a new state of the art training facility by the end of the summer. The training center will feature the latest innovations in sports, science and player development. It will be open for the sons and women's mercury team the facilities. Located on the west side of forty fourth street on Camelback directly across from the restaurant steak for
"monty williams" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Taking the seas. Kyrie's had forty point outings in three bounceback winds after losses. We'll move on one more thing. One more thing from today. Bill plastic hold on your but coaching moves Monty Williams, the Phoenix Suns and the Lakers would rewards. Brad turned reports in talks with Tyron Lou proceeding towards offers. How would wrote it trying to get a deal done is the language Turner us fill that want to ask you about the Suns here. But who am I getting you're only going to talk about the Lakers? Anyway, go ahead. Please. Yeah. The world's look at this like oh money Williams, pick the Suns, Lakers blue. Now, they're forced to get Lou. No. The Lakers were always in on. Lou Lou is going to be there next coach he's the one they're in is that a good choice or not when a perfect world, probably not. But in this LeBron's world, they gotta lean in on him. They have in for two more years. They got to do what he wants to kinda stuck. They made a deal with this. That's why Tyler is always been their coach they interviewed Mani, and they wanted to maybe just just expand their horizons a little bit on the interview process, but he was never going to be there guy. Tyler was already. What do you laugh at has not like sides Plachy overall? But what do you know? I'm not laughing Bill. I just thought. Well, magic retired. He he resigned as head of it. So LeBron stick it over just like he did in Cleveland. So who's going to be as coach the guy wanted in Cleveland? Of course, that's the way it's going to go down money Williams. I think may right decision. He doesn't want to be that mess with the Lakers with LeBron was to be at a place where you can develop a playoff team as he did when he was a head coach before. So you could say they never were interested. They talk. Him twice Bill. So they must have had some reason for doing that. And now he's going to take team that's nineteen and sixty three that young and developing, and you know, it can't go down. It's going to go up and feed what you would take the sun's job over the Lakers job. Now. All your crazy. Would would you would. Okay. It's really sad. The mess that is the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James versus the mess that is Robert sober. And the Phoenix sons. Of course, you're taking the garage aims and the Lakers and that scenario so best of luck the Monty Williams. Good luck. Not a lot of coaches do well over there. But I just want to say this about tyrod everybody talks about oh, this is just LeBron's puppet. Yadda, yadda, Tyron Lewis one heck of a coach Brad Stevens. Go ask us former players. And clearly he deserves another chance after what happened to him in Cleveland and that whole LeBron leaving and that team turning into a disaster. He's going to do very well having Blackstone. I don't think it's a new surprise terror. Lou is going to go to the Lakers with Braun. They're also think it's good news for Monte to get another shot. Remember when he was first hired as head coach in this league. He was the youngest head coach at the time. It was rough going for him after a while. And now he's getting the chance to come back. His kids coaching pedigree is fantastic. And you know, this will be a tough start..
"monty williams" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"To say, but he does it different just say, all right? So the Lakers are not gonna hire money Williams their head coach because the Phoenix Suns have already hired Williams to be there next coach it drowsy says that there's a sensor on the Lakers of what I think the sense in LA is I Lou will take that job if offered but Monty Williams they're in a bit of a competition with the Suns. He will seriously consider that job. Laker fans may not wanna hear that they have to compete with a Phoenix organization into disrepair that it is. But they're going to have to compete for Monty Williams. If offered I think is the key part there. We says the very beginning tied. Lou will take that job. If offered do you think it's been offered because if they were waiting around for money Williams, they just whiffed nothing was offered. It was offered by the Brown and genius. It was offered in think at the end of the day money Williams made a decision to go with a safe bit. Because. The son's probably went to him and said we're going to have to move on. If you're not interested, right? Say yes, we're gonna guess are. No, you know in at the end of the day. He said, yes. Because it's a good growing team with a decent roster in at the end. And at the end of the day, they get a potential lottery pick, and you know, the Laker thing is cleared at his tie Lou from the date. He walked into the building. I the only reason I don't know how be shocked. I will be shocked if Tyler who doesn't get the job. I know I agree with that. And if he doesn't get the job it's going to be because he didn't want to do what about John Howard doi- ongoing. Seems like Juwan Howard Jason Kidd Ason kid. But key. I'm not disagreeing do will get the job. The question is though if it was his job from the beginning. What are they waiting for? Because he can hire a staff if they offered the job, and he accepts he can be sitting in the Laker building right now. Putting together a staff he doesn't have to get all of those ducks lined up before he takes the job does. Well, you do you do because if you don't have your right assistance. You're not just like like, I mean. Right. I mean, they they gave me basically, I didn't have a chance to find. Put your staff together. They said here's to. Like, this guy started off only in the closet room back there. And then all of a sudden, but I blew out of the closet, and I came running. Oh. He's all over the place. But he he kind of set him up for because they thought he was only going to be in there. Now, he's in the show all the you don't You want don't want that. that tie? Lou. You don't there's a little. When Tyler you wanna have you wanna hire your staff, you believe in you don't want to just accept anything. So you wanna make sure that you can get the assistance available. Some guys may still be coaching in the playoffs that he's targeting to be one of his top assistants could be. And so you wanna make sure you can get him. That's that's that's what all coaches do. They don't take jobs that they that was one. That's one of the hardest things like the NFL and the NBA when you could hire a talking about being a coach or anything if you can't get the right people because your conduct waters is like dead. Look, I hope what you're saying is what's actually going on. I hope that the hangup is all logistical. They're waiting to do this that and get the staff and everything else that they need to do. The problem is is that that might not be what they were doing. The problem is that it could have been that they were looking for somebody else..
"monty williams" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Arizona daily download the tell stories of the day. Number five the Phoenix Suns get their man while the new head coach again, the fifth one I think in seven seasons his name is Monty Williams. And if you don't know who will use he has head coaching experience. He was an assistant. I still think he is with the seventy Sixers. We started buddy, Vince Morada is this guy. Good money. Williams says five years of coaching experience with New Orleans and comes from a situation where he was an assistant in Philadelphia young team that has kind of stayed the course and finally become successful. So I think all of those things were attractive. All right. So what I'm hearing from Suns fans, they like this guy. Have I ever heard of him? The answer is no I have not heard of them. Am I with them not really? But apparently, he's very respected. And he's like he players love the play for this guy. So who knows I don't know. I'm hoping that he's going to be good. The Suns general manager James Jones said he brings a wealth of NBA experience as a coach and a former player, but he's also a high character individual. None of this may matter if Robert server continues to act the way, he's acting. Stealing your line. Okay. There is a report that says Robert Sauber told this man who's now the new Ed coach, I'm staying out of your way, fake news. I made mistakes. And I'm going to let you coach bring young people in and I'm going to try and stay out of your way. I'll believe that's next season. That's awes- after next seas there. Mac and Gaydos. Number four local story on the Arizona.
"monty williams" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Started three PM today here. It's all day long. So come on. We're here the stations here all day as well. All right key. So the Lakers have some holes to fill. They've gotta get an executive what they've gotta get a general manager. Maybe they've got to get a team president. Maybe we'll see where rob fills in those jobs. Maybe he keeps them both. Maybe he doesn't. But they need a head coach as well. Here's Eidan which rouse gave talking about the Lakers coaching. Those are the two candidates at the Lakers are planning to choose from to make an offer to there are so many people in that Laker organization involved in this decision making process from ownership into senior management general manager, rob Pelinka, and there are cases being made on both sides for Tyler. And for Monty Williams. I think the sense in LA is I Lou will take that job if offered but Monty Williams they're in a bit of competition with the sons. He will seriously consider that job liquor fans may not wanna hear that they have to compete with Phoenix organization into disrepair that it is. But they're going to have to compete for Monty Williams. They have to compete with the Phoenix Suns for anything is a little alarming that I mean. We've entered a whole new world where somebody can look at two different jobs in one is the Phoenix Suns in one is the Lakers. And the sun's actually have a decent case. Well, the Lakers job is just a hard job. It's not an easy job. Because the Brian James is sitting there, then you get LeBron James. And you assume that they're going to go out and get a second guy this beast, whether it's a Kawai Leonard or Trey for Dame litter, whoever that star may be you've got to deal with that. So you know, when you look at job just like, you know, Laker job is rich in history. And it's in all the great things. But do you really want that stress level because you know, what it is? It's win right now. It's this is what it is in Phoenix. You can kind of lay low chill out build it much. Like, let's. Philly like Boston. Like Brad Stevens, you could build like that. You know, you build like Philly, you can do both of those things and you could sit tight if you if you take the Laker job you pretty much. Pretty much. You got two and a half years at the most. Yeah, you got it doesn't to have years to get something done L. She going to be walking. Here's the difference. And it's as simple as the opening press conference for both of these jobs. If you get hired to be the head coach of the Phoenix Suns your press conference is to have questions like how long's it gonna take for you guys to get to the playoffs? What do you think about the under eight, and what are you going to do with that number or that that first round draft pick when we know which part of the town or you're gonna live in you show up at the Lakers press conference. The first question is you're gonna get LeBron championship before he retires or you're going to be able to beat the warriors next year. Are you going to be able to do what you haven't been able to do in six years, you can get the Lakers back to the glory where they're competing for? It's tight Lou. Will you let the brawn James call place. Right, right. Does. He have the free time out at anytime..
Monty Williams the Suns' Top Target for Coach - Where does that leave the Lakers?
"Williams manned up going to Phoenix. Which would which would now put the Lakers coaching search back at three if kids in the mix, it would be either Tyronn Lue whose scheduled interview again tomorrow Juwan Howard who scheduled interview later in the week or kid if Monte goes to Phoenix or as Greg suggested he could also get the job in Philadelphia if they fire Brett Brown, but it appears Brett Brown is on the verge of getting them to the. Second round, by the way to let's not bury the lead on something. This interview was conducted by rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambus, which would lead you. I've been telling people is that who's do. I I understand that. But I'm saying it leads you to believe that part of this. Vacuum isn't just being taken up the power. Vacuum isn't just being sucked up by rob Pelinka. Kurt Rambis is putting himself in a position to gain more power. Well, I think it's already there. However, you want to phrase it it's been reported. And I, you know, a full disclosure here. Kurt's a neighbor of mine, I know him I like them. Occurred Kurt started traveling with us in the middle of the season. Just to be basically an observer. Well, I mean he was brought on as I forget the exact title by magic. I think it was last year like a basketball L salt because something like that like it or not the Lakers are a family business. The Lakers in US have this comment. Yes, they do. They they USC hires Trojans because they think Trojans will get we'll get there say something as an alum. I don't like it. Yeah. And what the Lakers are cutting a page out of that. I mean, if you want to really find the connective tissue. Dr bus was a Trojan there you go. But I think so I think you're going to hear Kurtz name a lot. I think Kurtz going to be around giving Jeannie trust him. And he's going to be giving nothing personal against Kurt. This is not how I do it. I think they are making a real mistake that insulate I just mean the tendency towards installation right there making a real mistake. But okay, so Kurt Rambis, and rob Pelinka interviewed Jason Kidd yesterday doesn't this prove that I'm right in Mason's wrong. That there is no shadow console. No, she does this. Honestly does this team? So far seem organized enough to pull off the shadow GM thing with women talking about that that would be an incredibly hard thing in this day and age to even orchestrate no I mean, I would love to feel confident enough in the Lakers that they could actually pull off the shadow GM very hard to do. Yeah. I don't feel. They can do it hard to do.
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"So but Monty Williams is the interesting one, and he's instant he would have been a head coach again in the NBA already if not for that tragic scenario with his wife's death, and he went in the front office in San Antonio after he had left. Oklahoma City assistant. We nobody did New Orleans. And when you look back at what he did, nor liens it. Looked even better in retrospect what he did with the roster and how much and Getty the playoffs at the end. And now he's in Philly with Brett Brown. He's been on their staff. He's been team USA. So he's built relationships with a lot of the big players around the league. It would be shocking. If he did not get a job this summer. I think whether it's the Lakers are persona. They all said feels like his time again. And as you said. We're talking before the show that front office experience. Don't overlook it is it has as something that teams value because because the front office guys will like to know this coach understands what we're coming from me understands the long view versus short view. I think Monty is going to get a job somewhere. Yeah. It will be. We'll see how it plays out in this process. Lebron will have voice in this. He will. And I think he's been around. He's been coached by him with team USA. He's very familiar with them. I don't think he'd be inconsideration with a Laker job. If he didn't have that history with LeBron. But but Tyler Monty Williams are the two. Maybe the only two real coaches in this process. And now Luke Walton goes out on the market, and he may be I think he will be a candidate Cleveland. I don't think he fits the model of what Cleveland's chasing and their head coaching search. But, but they may I think you're gonna talk to a lot of people. I'm sure they'll probably talk to Lou. Yeah. He'll be a candidate in lots of different places. Luke, it was a tough year for loop, and he'll be a candidate in lots of different places. And you and I are both remarking that the Lakers press release announcing mutual parting of ways was featured a quote from rob point. And I think that's notable because in the wake of magic stepping down. I think a lot of people were wondering, well, this is rob Pelinka gonna send or when we started hearing rumors about Bob Myers. Neil o'shane beside Jiri being approached at some point. You know, those guys aren't going to look to be parallel with rob Pelinka and the organization they will want to supplant him. And it's like or so you're going to gather power. I don't know what this means. But it was interesting. Yeah. And I think you're right. And if you weren't sure. What direction your going with with the Lakers? You might not have quoted Palanca there. You might have had Jeanie Buss B the voice, right? And so that tells you something and listen Jeanie Buss there hasn't been any. I don't sense there's any back channel and going on around the NBA with this GM be interested with this GM. I she's been focused on on rob Pelinka. And and listen Rob's done a lot of good things in that job. He's had some good drafts. Though. Their undoing was free agency last summer in the pieces they put around LeBron. But like go back to the draft of a weekend. You can nitpick it. Lonzo ball at that time people thought that was the right pick. And I think he'd like to see him healthy if he's healthy days in the court. That's been injuries have been a big problem in to read in here while dish taking Tatum. None of this would have happened. But nobody was saying that maybe a couple zero and FOX was the one at the time because he had played ball in the NCAA tournament. And they said are you looking closely enough at the earned FOX, I'm if we redraft if we draft who'd you take the earned FOX for Jason Tatum. I think I would still take Tatum. But it's a very close conversation. Just because the the big wing score who can shoot threes is like the peace now, I don't know if he's ever going to beat the number one option on an offense. But he's showing that maybe he can get their FOX's stud though, FOX. Yeah..
President Trump, President And President Putin discussed on All Things Considered
"With the president of China this weekend. Both are locked in a multi-billion dollar trade war. Civil rights leaders say the indictment of four Saint Louis metropolitan police officers reveals a troubling mindset. Inside the department Saint Louis public radio's Rachel Lipman reports. The officers are facing federal charges for their roles in the assault of an undercover officer during a two thousand seventeen protests. The charges include excessive force obstruction of Justice and lying to a grand jury four officers have been suspended without pay the undercover detective was among hundreds of people arrested at downtown Saint Louis in September of last year. It was the third day of protests after a white for a police officer was acquitted of shooting and killing a black, man. That's Rachel Lipman reporting. This is NPR and I'm Jimmy Floyd for WNYC. Some New York City council. Members are introducing a Bill to make the government bidding process with corporations more transparent. The new law would prohibit officials from signing nondisclosure agreements with companies as happened in the Amazon deal councilmember Brad Lander says he feels that level of secrecy should not happen again. If the law had been in place, the city would have had to say we can't sign a non disco. Agreement. So there's two choices. We can make a bid, but it has to be public and people would be able to see it. The Bill is cosponsored by council members Monty Williams and Jimmy van Bremer atop regional Federal Housing administrator is calling for the arrest of three Niger officials after a report found they regularly lied about elevator. Inspections. Lynn Pat overseas region, two of the department of housing and urban development, which includes New York and New Jersey yesterday. She tweeted that the Niger employees should be jailed after they were charged with dozens of felony counts. For falsifying inspection reports. Daily news reporter, Greg Smith says Patten has little authority to pursue the case herself. She has almost nothing to do with this. I guess it's well intention that she does ask a question that is important. And that is did anybody higher up the ladder condone this behavior that isn't really important question. That's the most important question. Smith says the case will be handled by. The district attorney, and Shirley Chisholm story is coming to the big screen and Oscar winning actress viola Davis is bringing it to life. Davis is set to produce and star in a new film about Chisholm for Amazon studios called the fighting, Shirley Chisholm Chisholm, the first black woman ever elected to congress represented New York's twelfth district in the house of representatives from nineteen sixty nine to nine thousand nine hundred eighty three. She was also the first woman to seek the democratic party's presidential nomination in nineteen seventy-two Chisholm died in two thousand five at age eighty and we'll have a retrospective later on all things considered tonight. We've got a twenty percent chance of light rain, otherwise cloudy with a low around thirty four degrees. Currently forty two degrees and cloudy at four oh, six support for NPR comes from farmers insurance committed to helping people understand the ins and outs have insurance. So they can prepare for lives ups and downs. Coverage op. Options and more information can be found at farmers dot com. This is all things considered for men. PR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Audie Cornish all is run. President Trump's first day the twenty summit in Argentina. He's working his way through a series of meetings. There Trump's visit comes on the heels of a big development and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation a guilty plea by his former attorney Michael Cohen, and what it revealed about Trump's efforts to land a business deal with Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign NPR White House correspondent tamra Keith is traveling with the president and joins us now from when his IRAs their town. Hey, ATI sometimes when a president goes overseas. The White House is trying to leave all the domestic troubles behind is that the case this time, the answer would seem to be no. And and the reason I say that is that President Trump was supposed to have a meeting here with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he abruptly cancelled that on the way to Argentina via tweet saying it was because of Russian aggression against Ukraine, but then this afternoon there were. Reports of a possibly an informal meeting happening between Trump and Putin. Those reports were being pushed from Russia and the White House put out a sort of an odd statement referring to the Mueller investigation. Sarah Sanders sent this along she said the Russian witch-hunt hoax, which is hopefully now nearing an end is doing very well. Unfortunately, it probably does undermine our relationship with Russia, which was not entirely the answer to the question that we were asking another way that we know that the president's thinking about it is that he's been tweeting about it from here in Argentina a little while ago. Reporter's got to ask the president questions, and and one of the questions was about why he cancelled his meeting with Putin. He insisted it was because of Ukraine, hopefully, they'll be able to settle it out. Flowers amazing with president. The basis of what took place. With respect to the ships, sailors that was the. In the meantime, what else has been going on at the g twenty one big thing that happened today was before the g twenty started a signing ceremony at the president's hotel with the leaders of Canada and Mexico signing the US MCA that is the trade deal that will replace NAFTA. One interesting note is that during remarks, President Trump and president Pineyro of Mexico. It was his last day on the job both referred to it as the US MCA, which is the preferred title that President Trump likes, but prime minister Trudeau kept calling it new NAFTA, even though President Trump does not like the term NAFTA at all. But you know, this is a notable moment because this is a step in the process of President Trump, keeping a campaign promise that said congress and legislatures in Mexico and Canada still need to sign off on this on another subject. The Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is there. He's of course, been under scrutiny since the killing of journalist Jamal kashogi has he actually interacted with President Trump yet. So a White House official says that they just exchanged pleasantries that there was no discussion. This comes in pretty big contrast with a video that's been circulating of Russian President Putin, and m Bs exchanging sort of an intricate high five that looked very celebratory the president is under some scrutiny about this because he has questioned the CIA assessment that NBS ordered the killing of Jamal kashogi. That's NPR's tamra Keith tamra. Thank you. You're welcome. And we're going to start right there with the g twenty talks in Argentina for our regular week in politics chat. We also need to take stock of another wild week in the Russia investigation. David Brooks of the New York Times is here in the studio as he often has on Friday, David with you and Susan Glasser. The New Yorker, welcome to you. Thanks so much. So President Trump signed this new NAFTA deal today, except as we just heard we're not supposed to call it NAFTA anymore. That's controversial. We are referring to the United States Mexico Canada agreement the US MCA, Scott, I'm tempted to call it also maybe prospects for a trade deal or some sort of agreement with China that may be coming together down at the g twenty Susan. Let me start with you does this count as progress in a year where we have spent a lot more time talking about trade wars than trade deals. Well, look, I think President Trump made a decision to sort of pull back from the brink and to declare victory with the reincarnated NAFTA. Whatever you wanna call it, most experts, and I'm not one on this subject. Do believe that it essentially is a reincarnated NAFTA that it builds on the foundation substantially of the original went and by the way, it's not attend deal. I should point out that there's going to be a real political fight. I think. Up here in Washington on Capitol Hill over approving this. So it's not over. Although President Trump was was taking it as a victory lap. Today was also strengthened by government coming in Mexico, which will inherit the steel by a president on his last day there. That's right. And and I thought you saw the lasting hard feelings as a result of these very tough negotiations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who did appear at the last minute was uncertain at the signing ceremony today in Buenos Aires. But had some strong words for President Trump, and you've had this amazing spectacle. What have we taken to get here of the United States going after candidate one of its closest allies, David your takeaway, so far from the g twenty well, so far the image of Muhammad bin Salman and Putin doing an end zone dance together is the big takeaway video circulating of them doing a hi fi. Looking very cheer an image. It's a symbol. It's a symbol of an era in which the wolves of the global international order are on the March and undeterred because there's no one. Deter them. And so that's one thing. The second thing I think is the China US relationship and this thank heaven is not a Trump related story to me the big change in US China relations is that we used to have people who were friends of China somewhere, foes of China and the foreign policy establishment sort of split. That's no longer the case. Now, everyone sees China as a challenge, but as a foe Hank pulse in the former treasury fare gave a speech in Singapore recently in which he laid that very clearly and he was very much in the camp. So when Trump talks tough on China trade, he now has a lot of people who are not normally his friends actually thinking he's doing the right thing me loop.
Ichiro Suzuki joins Seattle Mariners front office for rest of 2018 season
"Breath magic johnson bank sports desk good afternoon greg john the milwaukee bucks are expected to cast a rather wide net in search for a head coach nba insider adrian rousey reporting several former head coaches will be considered among the crew steve clifford mike gouden holzer monty williams and david blance now you might have heard my three fifteen report when i had david fishtails name in that mix as well cross them off the list fidel has agreed to become the next head coach of the new york knicks that was fast chance for head coach joe plenty many believed that he will be involved in the process but it's not expected he will return brewers have the day off after we've been the reds in cincinnati behind wade miley stellar debut brewers find themselves in first place in the nfl central because of guys like miley and others founded by gm david stearns wade re look at the entirety of his career contributions what yet don we recognize that last year was really a little bit of an outlier year in terms of his control and his ability to throw strikes we have confidence that if he came into camp through strikes a chance to make our team exactly what he did around the league angel star albert pool halls to hits away from three thousand for his hall of fame career angels taking on the orioles later tonight and forty four year old ichiro suzuki transitioning out of a plane role into the seattle mariners front office he's not yet retiring john so i don't know what this all means but i guess he could return to the field next year when he's forty five now the mariners are supposed to open up next season in japan so maybe that's why he's not really retiring but taking this year off maybe he opens the season with the mariners next i have no idea but nonetheless each euro moving off the diamond at least for now a lot.
"monty williams" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Hey everyone welcome back into the podcast it's been a couple of weeks for back here in las vegas summer lee and i'm really excited to share my visit with monty williams money talks about how his life has been transformed and how determined he is to return to the nba's a head coach and how his time overcoming tragedy his time is apparent and now working in the san antonio front office will shape him when that opportunity does come again to return to the nba is a head coach a tremendous visit with monty i wanna get right to it here's monty williams rear with monty williams vp of basketball ops with the spurs it thomas and mack center at vegas some early monday are you doing wilmer thanks for having me thanks for jump it in your role monte now almost a full year in the front office after leaving the the staff at oklahoma city how different is the daytoday of a front office then you imagine it was an all your years of coaching the daytoday of it is it ben illuminating to the process there you are a thing for me having been a player and a coach uturn too think in terms of what's in your view envision an that day been an management in being in the meetings with rcd and going through negotiations and talking about trade and scripting out negotiations in trades and meeting with different companies that come to san antonio to banter ideas with our group it's been not only eye opening because i i totally understood.