Kings add Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff

Kings add Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff
July 13, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Tyrone Corbin guided the Jazz to a winning record in two of his three full seasons as head coach. (USATSI)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --The Sacramento Kings hired Tyrone Corbin as assistant coach on Michael Malone’s staff Sunday according to Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro.

Corbin enjoyed two successful stints with the Kings in 1995-96 and 1999-00, teaming with current assistant coach Corliss Williamson during both seasons.

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Before joining the Kings, Corbin served as head coach of the Utah Jazz for four seasons, compiling a 112-146 (.434) record.

Named Utah's head coach on February 10, 2011 following Jerry Sloan's resignation, Corbin guided the Jazz to a winning record in two of his three full seasons at the helm and a playoff appearance in 2011. Prior to his promotion to head coach, Corbin was an assistant coach for the Jazz under Sloan from 2004-2011. 

A native of Columbia, S.C., Corbin played for nine NBA teams during a 16-year NBA career (1985-2001), averaging 9.2 points (.456 FG%, .299 3pt%, .791 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 26.0 minutes per game in 1,065 career games, 458 of which he started. Originally drafted by San Antonio in the second round (35th pick overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft out of DePaul University, his career included stops with the Spurs, Cleveland, Phoenix, Minnesota, Utah, Atlanta, Sacramento, Miami and Toronto.

Sacramento Kings Media Services contributed to this report