Source: Corliss Williamson to join Kings coaching staff

6:53 PM, Aug 1, 2013   |    comments
  • Former Kings forward Corliss Williamson will join the Kings coaching staff and leave his head coaching position at Central Arkansas. (PHOTO: USA TODAY SPORTS IMAGES)
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SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Kings new coaching staff is about to get a lot nastier.

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.

In 2001, Williamson was traded to the Detroit Pistons where he went on to win the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award in 2002 and then an NBA title in 2004.

Williamson returned to Sacramento as part of a package deal for Chris Webber after almost a full season in Philadelphia. He finished his career with the Kings in 2007.

Two years later, Williamson began his coaching career by leading Arkansas Baptist College for a season before taking over at Central Arkansas.

Williamson won an NCAA national championship with Arkansas in 1994, where he was named the tournament's most outstanding player and SEC Player of the Year.

By Sean Cunningham,
Twitter: @News10Sean


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