Corliss Williamson Biography

(Basketball Coach)

Corliss Williamson is an American professional basketball player and coach. He is married to Joan Michelle White and is the father of three sons.

More about the relationship

Corliss Williamson is a married man. He exchanged his vows with Joan Michelle White in July 2001. This couple together has three sons, Creed, Chasen, and C.J. Williamson.

Relationship Facts of Corliss Williamson

  • Corliss Williamson is married to Joan Michelle White.
  • He is father of Three (Creed, Chasen, and C.J Williamson).
  • Corliss Williamson is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Corliss Williamson?

Corliss Williamson is an American professional basketball player and coach. He played for four teams in his 12 years NBA career and is also a basketball coach.

He is best known for his last service as an assistant coach for Phoenix Suns.

Corliss Williamson: Age, Parents, Education, Ethnicity

This former basketball player was born in 1973, December 4, with the birth name Corliss Mondari Williamson in Russellville, Arkansas. His father’s name is Jerry and his mother’s name is Bettye Williamson.

Corliss studied at Russellville High School and he graduated from the University of Arkansas.

He belongs to Afro-American descent. His nickname ‘Big Nasty’ was given by his coach when he was 13.

Corliss Williamson: Career and Professional Life

Corliss Williamson played basketball from his school days. He used to play at his high school, where he achieved plenty of awards. Corliss was a three-time all-conference and all-state selection. In 1991-1992, he was named Gatorade National Player of the Year.

He also played at the University of Arkansas from 1992 to 1995. In 1992-93, he led the university to a 22-9 record and a sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament and was named Most Outstanding Player NCAA of the Tournament.

Afterward, Williamson led the team into the championship game in 1995 as well, but Arkansas lost to UCLA.

NBA Career

In the first round of 195 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings selected him for their junior season. Williamson played 79 games, finishing second to Alan Henderson for the NBA Most Improved Player Award in the year 1997-98. Sacramento traded him to the Toronto Raptors for the 2000-02 seasons, from where he played 42 games.

In 2001-2002, he was named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year and was eventually a member of Piston’s 2003-04 NBA Championship team.

On 2004, August 4, he was again traded back to the Kings. Williamson has the distinction of being one of the few basketball players to win championships at three different levels, AAU, the NCAA with Arkansas, and the NBA with Detroit.

Coaching Career

In September of 2007, Corliss announced his retirement from player to become an assistant coach at Arkansas Baptist College. Afterward, he also worked as a volunteer coach for three years at Arkansas Baptist.

On March 12, 2010, the University of Central Arkansas named him the men’s head basketball coach. He left Central Arkansas to become an assistant for the Sacramento Kings on August 2, 2013.

On 2016, June 29, Corliss left Kings to take an assistant coaching position with the Orlando Magic under new coach Frank Vogel. Later, on May 22, 2018, Phoenix Suns announced that Williamson would be hired as an assistant coach under new coach Igor Kokoškov.

Corliss Williamson: Salary and Net Worth

In 2006/07, Sacramento Kings paid him an impressive salary of $6.5 million. Meanwhile, according to some sources, he has an estimated net worth of $4.6 million as per 2022’s data.

Earlier, in 2008, he bought a house worth $1.2 million in Roland, Arkansas.

Corliss Williamson: Rumor and Controversy

There was a rumor that Corliss used to take drugs during the game. Later, the rumor came out as false.

Besides, there is no rumor and scandal regarding this player. He has managed to keep himself out of any controversies and uplifting his career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Corliss Williamson stands 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 111 kg. Similarly, he has black hair and brown eyes.

Social Media Profile

He has 1.67 k followers on Facebook, 9.3 k followers on Twitter, and around 2.4 k followers on Instagram.


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