Hogs’ Williamson Takes Kings Asst. Job
August 2nd, 2013| by Lost Lettermen
Former Arkansas star Corliss Williamson spent the past four seasons in his home state cutting his coaching teeth as the head man at Arkansas Baptist (2009–2010) and Central Arkansas (2010–2013). Now, he’s heading back to the NBA.
The 39-year-old Williamson is leaving UCA to become an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings — the team that drafted him 13th overall in 1995 and with whom he spent seven of his 12 NBA seasons.
Williamson remains perhaps the most highly decorated basketball player in Arkansas history. He was a star on the Hogs’ 1994 national championship and 1995 national runner-up teams — earning Final Four MOP honors with the former — as well as a two-time Second Team All-American and SEC Player of the Year. In the NBA, he was the 2002 Sixth Man of the Year and earned another championship ring in 2004, with the Detroit Pistons. Corliss Williamson profile