Former NBA player and NBA coach for the Sacramento Kings Tyrone Corbin traveled to West Columbia, South Carolina last month to eat lunch with some students from the Richard One and Two schools. Corbin took the time to talk to the young adults about how making good choices can impact them for a lifetime, and he also covered other topics such as maintaining good credit and how to handle interview questions. The event was sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Greater Columbia and was designed to give the teens a chance to interact and communicate with some good role model leaders. This same organization is known to give out scholarships to deserving students and provides them with the motivation to move forward in their academic careers. Corbin was happy to visit the schools to show the current student body that they can be successful as he was with just a little hard work.
The Columbia native has been playing basketball since a very young age, and eventually was able to play in college for DePaul University’s team between 1981 and 1985. He entered the 1985 draft and was selected in the second round as the 35th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs. Corbin was an active player in the NBA between 1985 and 2001 where he played for several different franchises that include the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, and Minnesota Timberwolves. From 2004 until now, he has taken on several coaching positions and has been both a head coach as well as an interim one for the Sacramento Kings.
Corbin went back to his old stomping grounds in Columbia, South Carolina at the end of October to talk to students and give them advice on advancing their studies both now and in the future.
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