Monty Williams’ Pistons Exit Reveals Stunning Buyout

The Detroit Pistons have let go of Monty Williams after just one season.

Williams, who signed a six-year, $78.5 million contract in June 2023, will still receive over $65 million despite his early departure.

He had initially planned to take a break due to his wife’s illness but was convinced by Troy Weaver to lead the Pistons’ rebuild .

Detroit had a rough season, finishing with the worst record in the NBA at 14-68. They also tied an unfortunate record with a 28-game losing streak and set a new franchise low for losses in a single season.

Fans might think this news is quite shocking given the amount of money involved.

Financial Fallout:

The Pistons are paying Williams more than $65 million not to coach them anymore. This amount is massive compared to what most players earn; only four players have made more while playing for Detroit: Blake Griffin ($138M), Andre Drummond ($98M), Richard Hamilton ($94M), and Reggie Jackson.

Interestingly, some people are comparing this payout to what UConn’s Dan Hurley was offered by the Lakers—a six-year, $70 million deal that he turned down last week.

What do you think about all this money being thrown around?

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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