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Phoenix Suns, coach Monty Williams agree to long-term extension, sources say

The Phoenix Suns and Monty Williams, the NBA's reigning coach of the year, have agreed on a long-term contract extension, sources told ESPN on Friday.

Williams, who was also voted the National Basketball Coach's Association's coach of the year in consecutive seasons, had two years left on his original five-year deal, and now moves under contract for several more years, sources said.

Williams' impact on the Suns organization has been profound, including a trip to the 2021 NBA finals and a franchise record 64 regular-season victories last season. Williams has gone 149-78 (.656) in his three seasons and delivered accountability and purpose to a wayward Suns' program, transforming a team that had won 19 games prior to his arrival into one of the league's best teams.