Giannis to Monty: ‘Good chance we might run it back next year’

Jul 23, 2021, 7:20 PM | Updated: Jul 24, 2021, 3:55 pm
Head coach Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns hugs Devin Booker #1 in the final seconds of the team...
Head coach Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns hugs Devin Booker #1 in the final seconds of the team;s win against the LA Clippers during the second half in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center on June 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The Suns advance to the NBA Finals. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks may only be days removed from defeating the Phoenix Suns for the NBA Championship.

However, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo may already be looking ahead to a future showdown between the teams.

In a sit down with ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Antetokounmpo was asked about Suns head coach Monty Williams entering his team’s locker room during its championship celebration.

The Finals MVP revealed that he invited Williams to come into the locker room.

“He’s a great coach, he got the best out of his team,” Antetokounmpo said. “I felt like the right thing to do was to take him into the locker room and allow him to talk to the team.”

Once the blaring music and champagne showers were put to a temporary hold, Williams congratulated the Bucks.

Walking him out of his team’s locker room, Antetokounmpo said he congratulated Williams for the success the Suns had during their playoff run and wished them luck for next year.

Antetokounmpo might have even revealed his early prediction for the Finals next year.

“I told him it’s a good chance we (Bucks/Suns) run it back again next year,” he said. “But that’s too far away, I can’t be thinking about that.”

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