December 8, 2023

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Former Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams says wife developed breast cancer during NBA games

Former Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams says wife developed breast cancer during NBA games

New Pistons coach Monty Williams spoke about dealing with a personal matter while coaching the Phoenix Suns at his preseason press conference Tuesday afternoon in Detroit.

Williams said his wife, Lisa, was diagnosed with breast cancer during NBA games.

“The reason I brought it up was not to talk about my family, but to make it more of a focus that women need early detection and testing,” he said. “We did a genetic test and then scan after scan after scan and then we found her early and it could have saved my wife’s life and it could have saved others.”

Williams said that played a major role in the process of taking the job as he thanked Pistons owner Tom Morris and general manager Troy Weaver for their understanding.