Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams says Robert Sarver allegations are serious, but he'll wait for NBA investigation

PHOENIX -- Monty Williams, Phoenix Suns coach, believes there are two sides of the story. He will wait for the NBA to investigate Robert Sarver's conduct and then take any action.
ESPN published a long story on Thursday that was based on numerous interviews and detailed multiple instances of misogyny, racism, and ownership of Sarver over his 17-year tenure. Sarver has made a series denials through statements and comments by his lawyers.

Williams stated that he was the program's caretaker and found all the comments to be serious. Williams spoke out Thursday, before the Suns faced the Houston Rockets. It takes courage to speak up. However, I am aware that there are two sides. "...We still need to wait to see if the facts are clear."

Williams stated that he spoke with Chris Paul, the team captain and leader, about the matter.

"I think Chris feels the same way as Chris. Williams stated that Williams couldn't speak on his behalf.

Williams is currently in his third year as the coach of the team. He pointed out, however, that the allegations in the story were made before Williams joined the franchise in 2019.

Williams stated that Williams would not be sitting in the seat if any of this happened while he was here. "The league is conducting an investigation. We'll know more clearly once that is settled."

Williams claimed he did not know Earl Watson, a former Suns coach. Watson stated on record that Sarver used racial language.

Williams stated, "I'm not going talk to Earl." "That stuff happened before my arrival. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's not serious. However, I will wait until the investigation is complete."

Williams received multiple job offers from other organizations when he arrived at the Suns, including the Los Angeles Lakers. His discussions with Sarver and his subsequent relationship were part of why he chose the Suns.

Robert and I had many great conversations about ownership. "Ownership was huge for me. Williams stated that they were very open about the things they needed to share. It would be false to say ownership was not a major factor in my decision to move here. Without the partnership and relationship I have had with Robert over the past two years, I wouldn't be able to do what I do.