Former NBA guard Mo Williams takes over Alabama state program

MONTGOMERY: ex NBA guard point Mo Williams is Alabama State The new head coach.

The historically black college announced his hiring on Tuesday. Williams spent 14 seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the Cleveland Knights in 2016

He played with Utah as a rookie and had stints with him. Milwaukee Bucks , Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets. Williams also had two stops with the Cavaliers, retiring after the championship season.

Williams spent the past two seasons as an assistant at California State University at Northridge, under the command of coach Mark Gottfried.

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Gottfried was Williams' coach in Alabama.

Williams was an All-Star in his first season in Cleveland, in 2008-09, when he averaged 17.8 points per game, the best of his career. During his career, Williams averaged 13.2 points and 4.9 assists.

It will be formally presented at a virtual press conference next week.