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Big Nasty Back In Sacramento

University of Central Arkansas via Flickr

University of Central Arkansas via Flickr

Williamson played for the Kings for six and a half years during a 12-year NBA career.   He had spent the last three seasons as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach for two years and then a head coach for one year at Arkansas Baptist College.

Williamson played collegiately for the Arkansas Razorbacks in three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 1993, and helped the team win the NCAA Championship in 1994.

Sacramento drafted Williamson with the 13th overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft.  He played four and a half seasons before he was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Doug Christie.  He played for the Raptors and then for the Detroit Pistons, where he was voted Sixth Man of the Year in 2002 and won an NBA championship in 2004.

He finished his career in Sacramento and ranks fourth in games played, seventh in field goals made, eighth in field goals attempted, ninth in free throws attempted, tenth in points and tenth in minutes played.

Williamson joins Brendan Malone, Dee Brown, Chris Jent, and Micah Nori on head coach Michael Malone’s staff.


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio 

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