Kevin Durant walked out of a press conference in tears as he attempted to speak about the death of assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, reports News.com.
Ingrid Williams died following a horrific car accident on Wednesday night in the Oklahoma City area. Ingrid had three of the couple’s five children with her when the SUV she was driving had a head-on collision by a car travelling from the opposite direction, according to The Oklahoman.
The children escaped unhurt while the driver was pronounced dead on spot.
“I thought about what I was going to say, but I just love Coach Monty so much, man. I feel for him, man. And it’s somebody we all love, I just don’t understand. I’m sorry, excuse me,” Kevin said.
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Sharing Kevin’s emotions, team mate Anthony Marrow said: “In my opinion, God called one of his true angels back home. I mean, she helped my family, my girl through some situations that we had really tough times with in New Orleans, here in Oklahoma City.”
“Just encouragement, just the right words to say, maybe it wasn’t even a long conversation, but she was like the person that you could always go to with anything and Coach Williams as well. Those two are the standard when it comes to marriage, when it comes to believers, just inspirational. I feel like I lost a family member for sure. I’m sure everybody else feels the same way,” he added.
The Oklahoma City Thunder in their official statement said: “The Thunder organisation has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid’s passing.”
The team also held a moment of silence for Ingrid before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night.
Monty Williams who is a former NBA player and well-known coach in the league, met Ingrid when he was a freshman at Notre Dame. The couple had been together for more than 25 years until Ingrid’s sad demise.