On June 7, 2010, Monty Williams was appointed head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. Williams’ first stint as a head coach was a very successful one, leading the team to a 46-36 record and the seventh seed in the 2011 NBA playoffs where New Orleans pushed the former NBA-champion Lakers to six games. Williams placed seventh in Coach of the Year voting and was named the NBA’s Western Conference Coach of the Month for January of 2011. On June 10, 2013, Williams was named an assistant coach for the 2013-16 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, which he previously represented as a player. Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and many other charities, Williams was involved with fellow NBA guard Charlie Ward in distributing shoes and athletic equipment to impoverished communities in South Africa. Served as an Assistant Coach on Team USA Men’s National Team that captured gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, going undefeated in the tournament. In September 2011 and August 2013, Williams went to South Africa as part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program.