Kevin Young agrees to remain with the Phoenix Suns as he is set to ink a new deal that will make him the highest paid assistant in the league, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Per Woj, Young is set to get paid more than $2 million annually in his new contract with Phoenix.

Young, who was a strong candidate and an eventual finalist to fill the head coaching vacancy of the Suns, will now be under Frank Vogel’s staff after serving as Monty Williams’ assistant in the last two years within the franchise. The club was strongly determined to retain him after Williams inked a lucrative deal with the Detroit Pistons earlier this week.

The 41-year-old Salt Lake City native is considered one of the best young assistants in the league. He also holds a strong relationship with franchise cornerstone Devin Booker.

Young logged eight years of service in three different G League teams before landing an assistant coaching job in the Philadelphia 76ers under Brett Brown from 2017 to 2020. When Brown was fired at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, he shifted and joined Williams in Phoenix.

Besides the Suns, he went up as a candidate on several teams’ head coaching search this season which involves the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets.