NBA champion Mo Williams has been named head coach of Alabama State.
“It’s a great day to be a Hornet,” Williams said.
“I am extremely excited to become part of the family, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
It’s a great day to be a Hornet. Go Hornets!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/HhQSo8VpOh
— Mo Williams (@mowilliams) May 12, 2020
Alabama State athletic director Jennifer Lynne Williams was similarly thrilled with the announcement.
“Mo Williams checked the boxes that we were looking for in the next head coach of Alabama State men’s basketball, and his passion and leadership speak volumes,” she said.
“He is no stranger to the South, having played high school basketball in Mississippi and college basketball in Alabama.”
Williams’ last season in the NBA season was 2015-16, when he returned to Cleveland to join a Cavs team which went on to win the 2016 NBA championship.
He then became an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge, where he stayed until accepting his new head coaching role at Alabama State.
Williams, 37, spent 13 years as an NBA player with the Jazz, Bucks, Cavaliers, Clippers, Trail Blazers, Timberwolves and Hornets.
He was an All-Star with the Cavs during the 2008-09 season.