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Corliss Williamson joins Kings staff

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   Aug. 2, 2013 at 4:26 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Corliss Williamson has rejoined the Sacramento Kings, this time on the coaching staff.

Williamson starred in NCAA ball at Arkansas and played two stints with the Kings. The team announced Friday that Williams serve as assistant coach in Michael Malone's first year as head coach.

“I’ve always said that if there was one place I’d live besides Arkansas (his home state), it would be Sacramento.” Williamson said. “It reminds me a lot of Arkansas. How much the fans support the team and appreciate hard work.”

Williamson joins Brendan Malone, Dee Brown, Chris Jent and Micah Nori.

The past three years, Williamson has served as coach at Central Arkansas, where he earned a 26-62 record. The team went 13-17 last season, which is its second-highest win since moving to Division I in 2006.

Williamson also coached at Arkansas Baptist College, including a year as head coach in the 2009-10 season.

In the NBA, the player formerly known as the "Big Nasty" won the 2004 NBA title with the Detroit Pistons. He played for the kings from 1995-2000 and 2004-07. He also spent part of one season with the Toronto Raptors before landing with the Pistons.

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