Tyrone Corbin

Tyrone Kennedy Corbin (born December 31, 1962) is an American basketball player and coach who last coached the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as an interim head coach in the 2014-15 season. He was appointed the Utah Jazz head coach on February 10, 2011 following the resignation of longtime coach Jerry Sloan. Prior to that, Corbin played 15 seasons in the NBA.

Corbin played in the NBA at small forward from 1985 to 2000. His first two seasons were with the San Antonio Spurs, as he was their selection in the second round (35th pick overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. After signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in January 1987, he was part of the trade by the Cavs which sent Kevin Johnson, Mark West, 1988 first- and second-round draft picks and a 1989 second-round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns for Larry Nance, Mike Sanders and a 1988 first-round draft choice in February 1988. After being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the expansion draft in 1989, he led the team and established career-highs in 1989-90 in rebounds (7.4) and steals (2.13). Corbin also recorded the first triple-double in Timberwolves history, with 10 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, against the Dallas Mavericks on January 2, 1991. His stint with the Jazz came by a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Thurl Bailey early in the 1991-92 season, enabling him to help the team reach the NBA Western Conference Finals twice. He averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 233 games for the Jazz from 1991 to 1994. He was then traded by the Jazz with a 1995 second-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Adam Keefe in September 1994. It was in Atlanta where his streak of 415 consecutive games played would be broken. Corbin then was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Spud Webb in June 1995. Along with Walt Williams, he went to the Miami Heat for Billy Owens and Kevin Gamble in February 1996. He then spent three seasons with the Hawks via free-agent signing in 1996. After returning to the Kings as a free agent in 1999, he spent the next season with the Toronto Raptors. He was traded by Toronto with Corliss Williamson, Kornel David and a first-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons for Jerome Williams and Eric Montross in February 2001. Wearing No. 23 and No. 33 throughout his playing career,[6] he averaged 9.3 points (on .457 percent from the field), 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals in nearly 26 minutes per game while playing 1,065 games in his career. A versatile small forward, Corbin also played in 81 NBA playoff games in his career, including 37 with the Jazz, averaging 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

On April 21, 2014, the Jazz announced that they had elected not to offer Corbin a new contract. Afterwards he became an assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings and on December 15, 2014 he was promoted to interim head coach after Mike Malone was fired. On February 12, 2015, he was relieved of his head coaching duties by the Kings, choosing to continue working with the organization as an advisor to the front office.

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