Pelicans Postcards: Monty Williams with USA Basketball

Pelicans Postcards from USA Basketball
Pelicans Postcards from 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!

Coach Williams

Pelicans Postcards from USA Basketball