Walker: Monty Williams' class, perseverance makes former Pelicans coach easy to cheer

By WBOK Staff

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Monty Williams told us this would happen.

He didn't specifically say he would be in the NBA Finals someday, but he knew good things were in store for him somewhere down the road.

He had just been fired after five seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans that May morning in 2015.

 As former colleague Ted Lewis and I stood on the porch of Williams' home in Metairie, he didn't want to talk about his dismissal.

Instead, he wanted to talk about his faith.

He quoted a Bible verse and assured us he would bounce back.

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