College - Arkansas
Corliss Williamson joins the Kings as an assistant coach after spending the prior three seasons as the men's head 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.
Known as "Big Nasty," Williamson played two stints with the Kings (1995-96 – 1999-00 and 2004-05 – 2006-07), averaging 10.8 points (.492 FG%, .683 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 22.9 minutes per game in 466 career contests in Sacramento.
After 12 NBA seasons, he retired in September of 2007 among the all-time leaders in Sacramento-era annals, ranking fourth in games played (466), seventh in field goals made (1,995), eighth in field goals attempted (4,057), ninth in free throws attempted (1,513), and 10th in points (5,026) and minutes (10,671).
Williamson's NBA career also included stints with the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons, where he earned Sixth Man of the Year honors (2001-02) and an NBA championship (2004). En route to helping lead the Pistons to the title, he joined an elite list of players to win both an NCAA title and NBA championship.
Considered one of the greatest players in Arkansas state history, Williamson enjoyed a storied collegiate career at the University of Arkansas, helping guide the Razorbacks to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances – including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 1993 and an NCAA Championship a year later. He earned Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament honors after leading the school to a 76-72 win over Duke in 1994, and fueled the Razorbacks to a repeat appearance in the NCAA final the following year. On June 28, 1995, Sacramento tabbed Williamson with the 13th overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Renowned by teammates, coaches and fans for his gritty style of play, leadership abilities and consummate professionalism, Williamson also remains among the most charitable players in Kings franchise history. He is the only two-time recipient of the annual Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award bestowed on the Kings player who best exemplifies excellence on and off the court.