Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams tragically lost his wife in a car accident Tuesday night.
Ingrid Williams, 44, leaves behind five children, all 18 years or younger. Details of the accident, along with the statement from the Thunder, can be found here.
Monty, also an assistant coach for USA Basketball, is one of the most well-liked and respected men in the NBA. Many from around the league sent their love and respects to the former Pelicans coach via Twitter on Wednesday.
Prayers up for Monty Williams and his family ????????????— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) February 11, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty Williams and family after learning of the tragic passing of his wife, Ingrid Williams.— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) February 11, 2016
My deepest condolences to Monty and his family. I'm praying and thinking of you all during this tough time. So sorry for your loss.— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 11, 2016
Completely devastated. Ingrid Williams was like a 2nd mother to me when I got to NOLA. My thoughts & prayers are with Monty & the family— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) February 11, 2016
Condolences to my mentor and coach Monty Williams and his entire family— Marco Belinelli (@marcobelinelli) February 11, 2016
Prayers goes to my mentor Monty Williams and his family. RIP Ingrid Williams, one of the greatest person I've ever met ????— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) February 11, 2016
Doc Rivers: "There’s no better human being in the world than Monty and Ingrid and for this to happen, sometimes you question everything."— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 11, 2016
Saddened to hear about the passing of Ingrid Williams. Condolences to Coach Monty Williams and his entire family.— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) February 11, 2016
Deepest condolences to Monty Williams and family. My heart goes out to them. Everyone please say a prayer #ripmrswilliams— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) February 11, 2016
Prayers go out to coach Monty Williams & his family! Be strong Coach, God got you!— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) February 11, 2016
It is with unspeakable sadness to Thunder coach Monty Williams & family for the sudden loss of Wife Ingrid pls keep them in your prayers. ????— Michael Cage (@Exhoopsmc) February 11, 2016
Cookie & I send our prayers to OKC Ast. Coach Monty Williams and his family as he lost his wife Ingrid. The NBA family is truly devastated.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 11, 2016
Please keep Coach Monty Williams and his family in your prayers. Unimaginable tragedy he’s going through right now! Trust in Him always! ????— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 11, 2016