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Corliss Williamson

As of Oct. 27, 2022

Corliss Williamson was announced as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA November World Cup Qualifying team on X date, marking his first assignment with USA Basketball. Most recently he served as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns during the 2018-19 season.

Williamson, who was the 13th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 1995 NBA Draft, played 12 years (1995-2007) in the NBA with four different teams. His most accomplished stint came with the Detroit Pistons, where he won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2003 and an NBA Championship in 2004.

Before professional basketball, Williamson attended the University of Arkansas. As a Razorback, he won an NCAA Championship along with the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award in 1994. Through his three seasons in Fayetteville, Williamson averaged 19.0 ppg which ranks second in school history.

Williamson was born in Russellville, Arkansas, to parents Jerry and Bettye Williamson. For high school he attended Russellville High School where he earned all-conference and all-state honors three times. During the 1991–92 season he was awarded the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award.

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