Pelicans Postcards: Monty Williams with USA Basketball
Hi Pelicans fans!
Here is my first postcard to you from my trip to Spain with USA Basketball. I don't want to bore you, but I will tell you the days are filled with meetings and game planning -- it's been a lot of fun to work with this group of coaches and players and I'm honored to represent our country.
Here's a snapshot of a typical day for our coaching staff. We start the day with a breakfast meeting that lasts 30 minutes to an hour. From there we go to a coaches meeting for an hour. Then we have a team meeting for an hour -- so each day starts with about three hours of meetings. From there we go to practice, which can last 2-3 hours. After practice we have a meeting for another or two. After that meeting, I head back to my room, grab a shower and call my family. Afterwards, we have a dinner meeting which lasts close to 3, sometimes 4 hours and then it's bedtime. That's a typical practice day. On game days, we break down film after games, so a lot of times, we're up pretty late at night. It's been a lot of hard work, but I'm learning a lot from working with Coach K. Getting to spend time working with Anthony has been great--he's working hard and has been playing really well.
Outside of the visit to West Point--which was incredibly special -- and a 45-minute trip to a beach appearance, we've been grinding.
I'm looking forward to playing Turkey on Sunday and watching Anthony and Omer compete against each other - Go USA!