NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Shammond Williams, a former college and NBA star, has been added as an assistant coach to the Tulane men's basketball coaching staff.

Williams joins the Green Wave staff filling the vacancy of Doug Novak's departure to become the head coach at Bethel College. The Greenville, S.C., native comes to Tulane after spending last season as an assistant coach at Furman.

Prior to coaching, Williams had a 13-year career in professional basketball that included time in the NBA and in Europe. A second round choice of the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Draft, Williams earned time with seven NBA franchises over his career, including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Denver Nuggets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Boston Celtics, the New Orleans Hornets and the Orlando Magic.

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