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Watch Suns coach Monty Williams go into Bucks locker room to congratulate them (video)

Suns coach Monty Williams and Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in Bucks locker room

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 20: Head Coach Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns addresses the Milwaukee Bucks after Game Six of the 2021 NBA Finals on July 20, 2021 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).

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Suns coach Monty Williams did an outstanding job guiding Phoenix within two games of an NBA championship.

The Bucks were just better.

“I’ve never dealt with this kind of hurt as a head coach,” Williams said.

A few minutes later, Williams got choked up while trying to describe the moment:

Williams – who has far too much experience speaking amid sorrow – found his voice. He went into Milwaukee’s locker room, put his arm around Giannis Antetokounmpo and addressed the Bucks:


I don’t want to take away from. I just wanted to come and congratulate you guys as a man, because you guys deserve it. And I’m thankful for the experience. You guys made me a better coach. You made us a better team. Congratulations.

Williams is such a class act.