Corliss Williamson to join Kings as assistant coach, according to report

Ethan Miller

Big Nasty is reportedly leaving his post at Central Arkansas to join Michael Malone's staff in Sacramento.

News10's Sean Cunningham reports that, according to multiple sources, Corliss Williamson is set to leave his post as head coach at Central Arkansas and join the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach. Big Nasty, who played with the Kings in two separate stints, retired as a player in 2007 and went back to his home state of Arkansas to get into coaching. He's led Central Arkansas since 2010.

The Kings picked Big Nasty at No. 13 overall in 1995, and he was rather solid. But after picking up Chris Webber and Vlade Divac, Geoff Petrie moved Williamson in a trade for Doug Christie in 2000. Williamson went on to win a Sixth Man of the Year award and a championship with the Pistons. He signed a fat deal with the Sixers after the Pistons' title win in 2004, then got traded back to the Kings in the Webber deal. So he basically missed most of the era when the Kings were actually good. Maybe he can make up for that this time.

Williamson would join a staff led by Malone that also includes Chris Jent, Brendan Malone, Dee Brown and Micah Nori. He'd also be reunited with Bobby Jackson, who is still in the organization, and John Salmons, who played with Big Nasty in Philadelphia and Sacramento.

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