Williamson Thrilled with Kings Opportunity
The Kings called. Corliss Williamson listened, conferred with family about a career-altering opportunity and offered an emphatic “yes” to Kings coach Michael Malone.
The Kings’ first-round pick in 1995 and one of the Sacramento era’s most popular players, Williamson on Wednesday night agreed to join Malone’s staff as an assistant coach.
“I’m coming home to my NBA family,” Williamson said by phone. “It felt like being recruited, and it felt great. I’m very flattered and was caught off guard. I didn’t expect this. I’ve always wanted to get back into the NBA and coach, but I didn’t think it would happen this soon. I’m still in awe with the opportunity. Of all places to coach … .”