HERBERT L. WILLIAMS (born February 16, 1958) is a retired American
basketball player in the National
* 1 College career * 2 Professional career * 3 Head coaching record * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
Williams was a four-year starter for the
Ohio State Buckeyes ,
scoring 2,011 points (then a team record) and pulling down 1,111
rebounds (still second in team history only to
Williams was named to the All-
Williams was a team co-captain in both his junior and senior years.
Williams was a first-round draft choice of the Indiana Pacers in 1981, where he played from 1982 to 1989 and had his most productive years.
In 1992, he was signed by the
New York Knicks , where he spent seven
years backing up perennial All-Star
After the 1999 Finals, Williams retired at the age of forty-one after six regular season games and eight playoff games in 1999. Four years later, he returned to the Knicks as an assistant coach. He worked under head coaches Don Chaney and Lenny Wilkens . When Wilkens resigned in 2005, Williams took over as head coach.
On July 26, 2005, Larry Brown was hired as the head coach of the Knicks, thus ending Williams's head coaching tenure . Williams was the acting head coach of the Knicks for the final two games of the 2005–2006 season , when illness kept Larry Brown away from the bench for the final two games of his Knicks career.
After that season, Brown was fired by the Knicks and replaced as head
On March 26, 2015, Williams was hired as the assistant coach of the
New York Liberty
HEAD COACHING RECORD
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
TEAM YEAR G W L W–L% FINISH PG PW PL PW–L% RESULT
New York 2003–04 1 1 0 1.000 (interim) — — — — —
New York 2004–05 43 16 27 .372 5th in Atlantic — — — — Missed Playoffs
44 17 27 .386
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