The ‘essence’ of Monty Williams’s coaching style began with his high school coach

“I said, ‘We like you, too,’ ” said Hickman, who told Joyce Williams during the recruiting process, “The big thing about Notre Dame is, if [Monty] blows out a knee or something [happens] where he can’t play anymore, he’s in the Notre Dame pipeline. He’s set for life with the alumni that they have.”

Source: WP