Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams offered forgiveness to the driver of the car who killed his wife Ingrid last week, asking for prayer for the driver’s family during the eulogy at her funeral.
Williams’s wife died on Feb. 10 from injuries in a crash the day before when the driver crossed the center lane, striking her car. The driver was reportedly going 92 mph.
“Everybody’s praying for my family, which is right,” Williams said. “But let us not forget there were two people in this situation and that family needs prayer as well. We have no ill will towards that family. In my house we have a sign that says for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. We cannot serve the Lord if we don't have a heart of forgiveness. That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard—very hard. That was tough. But, we hold no ill will towards the Donaldson family and we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family, because they are grieving as well.”
Williams previously served as the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010–15.