Sacramento Kings Hire Corliss Williamson as Assistant Coach (UPDATE)

by August 02, 2013

UPDATE: The Kings confirmed the hire of former NBA player Corliss Williamson as an assistant coach: “The Sacramento Kings announced today the organization has named Corliss Williamson as an assistant coach, joining Brendan Malone, Dee Brown, Chris Jent, and Micah Nori on Head Coach Michael Malone’s staff. Williamson, a 12-year NBA veteran, joins the Kings coaching staff after spending the last three seasons as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Central Arkansas. His coaching career includes three years at Arkansas Baptist College, two as an assistant before serving as head coach during the 2009-10 season.”

The Big Nasty is returning to Sac-Town according to reports. Corliss Williamson is expected to join head coach Mike Malone’s staff as an assistant, and leave his current job as head coach of the University of Central Arkansas. Per News10: “Former Kings forward Corliss Williamson, who won a championship in the NCAA and NBA, will be added to Michael Malone’s coaching staff, according to three sources with knowledge. Sister station KTHV in Little Rock also cited a source saying that Williamson was indeed going to be joining the Kings. Williamson will leave his current position as head coach for the University of Central Arkansas, where he led the Bears since 2010. He will return to Sacramento to join Malone’s staff that already consists of Brendan Malone, Chris Jent, Dee Brown and Micah Nori. Nicknamed ‘The Big Nasty’, Williamson was drafted by Sacramento in 1995 and played with the Kings until 2000, when he was traded to Toronto in exchange for Doug Christie.”