On Wednesday night, it was announced that Monty Williams would be the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
Williams was relieved of duty from the Phoenix Suns just a few weeks ago and it wasn’t a shock to see him hired by a new franchise.
It was, however, a bit surprising to see just how much money he was going to make.
According to James L. Edwards III, Williams could be earning “up to $100 million with incentives” during his first contract with the Pistons.
He is already going to be the highest-paid coach in the league and the fact that he could make up to $100 million is even more jaw-dropping.
Monty Williams deal to become head coach of the Pistons could “get up to $100 million with incentives,” via @JLEdwardsIII.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 1, 2023
Jaws were certainly dropped online when the news leaked, for both good and bad reasons.
Many people gave Williams praise for securing a new deal but they don’t see how all that money and all that coaching talent will result in the Pistons becoming true contenders.
All that money for 0 rings. Get ya money tho bro🙏🏽
— VCruzzin (@V_Cruzzin) June 1, 2023
No pressure job for 9 figures that's a W
— 𝑳𝑨𝑲𝑬𝑹𝑺 𝑭𝑨𝑵𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑪 (@LakersBetta) June 1, 2023
Other people joked that Williams received a great deal because he will make millions of dollars while still enjoying a long summer break.
Oh well, early summers off, too. Can anyone name 3 players on the roster?
— Old Skool (@Old_Skool_Funk) June 1, 2023
However, other people believe that Williams’ hiring is the start of a new era in Detroit.
They have a few great young players and they now have a coach who has helped his team reach the Finals.
“Pistons about to get competitive real soon,” one fan predicted.
Pistons about to get competitive real soon
— PlaybyPlayBark (@playbyplaybark) June 1, 2023
In fact, multiple people online said that fans shouldn’t be sleeping on the Pistons now that Williams is on board.
A good Young core and a bag. I wouldnt turn that down
— Kyrie’s Tribesman🤞🏾 (@NevaMiss24) June 1, 2023
When the last season ended, it was clear that the Pistons have a long way to go before they are a great team.
Is Williams the missing piece that Detroit needs?
Will he be worth every penny the front office is spending?NEXT: The Pistons Have Hired A New Head Coach