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Former Tar Heel Shammond Williams Hired As Tulane Assistant

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I bring up Mr. Williams' name because the man has a new gig, and it's in college basketball. Williams, who happens to be a cousin of Kevin Garnett, is now an assistant coach at Tulane. The school announced the hire on Wednesday.


Williams is not new to the college coaching game, however. After retiring from pro ball in 2011, he spent last season as an assistant at Furman, which fired its head coach in March. Williams was out of a job. But with the recent departure of Tulane assistant Doug Novak (who left to take a head gig coaching D-III Bethel University in Minnesota), Green Wave coach Ed Conroy had a spot to fill.


Williams was taken in the second round of the '98 draft by the Chicago Bulls. He played with seven NBA teams from 1998-2007, then moonlighted for four years in Europe. At UNC, Williams made three Final Fours, back in the Rasheed Wallace/Vince Carter/Antawn Jamison days. (I'm getting a nostalgia overload right now.)

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