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Corliss Williamson to be Sacramento assistant coach

Aug 2, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

Corliss Williamson, Robert Crawford, Lenell Brown AP

Sacramento is bringing the “Big Nasty” to its bench.

A report from News 10 in Sacramento (via Sactown Royalty) says Kings coach Mike Malone has hired former King and 12-year NBA veteran Corliss Williamson as an assistant coach. Williamson is reportedly leaving his job as head coach of Central Arkansas for the opportunity.

Williamson was drafted by the Kings in 1995 and played more than five seasons for them, but Chris Webber was eating up the minutes at the four so Williamson was traded to the Pistons. In Detroit Williamson was the 2002 Sixth Man of the Year and was part of the 2004 Pistons title team. At the end of his career he was traded back to the Kings and played a couple more years there.

It’s a nice throwback to history by the Kings, and Malone trusts Williamson as a coach. There’s a lot of work to do with this team but Sacramento could certainly use some of what Williamson brought to the court.

  1. nycalldayz - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Loved Corliss Williamson in college. This might be the right move getting Williamson. He can do wonders for players like Cousins.

  2. asimonetti88 - Aug 2, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    I thought Corliss Williamson was traded to the Raptors for Doug “Mr. Jackie” Christie? Not to the Pistons?

  3. 00maltliquor - Aug 2, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    The Big Nasty!!! I named my 1st car after him! LOL
    Matter of fact, the car I drive now I call The Little Nasty.

  4. 00maltliquor - Aug 2, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Man he was so dope when he played for the Razorbacks. I hated I had to root against him when he played my Bruins in the championship game. Still don’t know why Scottie Thurman never got drafted or even had a chance to ever make the NBA.

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