When Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams arrived back home on June 13 after advancing to the Western Conference finals, he was taken aback. Congratulatory signs adorned the gate of the community and the road leading to his house. And when his garage door opened, there was one last surprise that warmed his heart.
“My 10-year-old boy [Micah] was already asleep, but he told my wife to ‘Please wake me up when Dad gets home.’ I opened up the garage and he was just sitting there waiting on me,” Williams told The Undefeated in a phone interview on Monday. “That was the coolest moment for me, was my 10-year-old sitting up waiting for his dad because he was so excited.”
Williams, 49, felt similar excitement seeing his Suns players celebrating after they swept the Denver Nuggets with a 125-118 road victory in Game 4.
Chris Paul and Williams shared a warm hug before the point guard went into the Ball Arena stands to embrace his parents and brother, C.J. Devin Booker also celebrated with his family nearby. Deandre Ayton, Torrey Craig and Cameron Payne danced in the locker room. And hours later, the team celebrated with hundreds of fans who had waited at Sky Harbor Airport for their return.
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