Great work by Michael Lee of the Washington Post in covering the impact of Phoenix Suns Monty Williams’ high school coach, Taft Hickman. Coach Williams, who in his second season as Head Coach has led the Suns back to the NBA Finals for the first time in 28 years, gives a ton of credit to his longtime friend and mentor – Coach Williams states, “He was huge for me, in my growth as a person and a player, and now our text messages and phone conversations are the same way.”

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