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Thunder assistant Monty Williams will not return to team

Monty Williams

FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams reacts after the team’s victory in an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans. Williams’ wife, Ingrid Williams, is second from right. Oklahoma City police say Ingrid Williams died Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2016, at a hospital. Capt. Paco Valderrama says the 44-year-old’s SUV was struck Tuesday night just outside downtown Oklahoma City when an oncoming car crossed the center line. Monty Williams is now an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

AP

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams will not return to the team.

Thunder head coach Billy Donovan made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Williams left the team after his wife, Ingrid, was killed in a car crash. On Feb. 9, an oncoming car crossed the center line and hit Ingrid Williams’ SUV near downtown Oklahoma City. She died the next day.

Williams was in his first season with the Thunder. He was head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans the previous season and led them to the playoffs.

Donovan said he would talk to his current assistants to help figure out how to go forward.