SportsNews News

Thunder Join Monty Williams in Grieving Wife’s Passing

01 November 2015: Oklahoma City Thunder coaching stff looks on (from L to R: Monty Williams, Billy Donovan, Maurice Cheeks, Anthony Grant) during the Oklahoma City Thunders game against the Denver Nuggets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. (Photo by
JP Wilson/Icon Sportswire)
J.P. Wilson/Icon Sportswire

The day after Ingrid Williams, wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, passed away in a car accident, players and coaches from around the league joined Coach Williams in grieving Ingrid’s loss.

In a press conference this morning, Kevin Durant was still visibly shaken by the news:

Thunder head coach Billy Donovan also spoke on the depth of the relationship between him and Williams:

Anthony Morrow also spoke of his admiration for the Williams family after spending multiple years playing for the coach:

People from around the league, not just on the Thunder, also grieved the loss of Ingrid. Anthony Davis, who was coached by Williams for the first three years of his career, took to Twitter to share his condolences:

Eric Gordon, who also played extensively under Williams in New Orleans, voiced a similar sentiment:

ESPN news also reported that San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was also grieving the accident, and had considered not coaching yesterday’s Spurs game. Popovich worked with Williams as both a player and coach.

The Thunder play the Pelicans, Williams’s old team, on Thursday night before the All-Star break.

Click to comment
To Top