Tyrone Corbin

Tyrone Kennedy Corbin ( born December 31, 1962 in Columbia, South Carolina ) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. Between 1985 and 2001, Corbin worked for nine different teams in the National Basketball Association. Since February 2011 he has been coach of the Utah Jazz.

Career as a player

After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago Corbin was selected in the NBA Draft 1985 Second Round Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. After an unremarkable rookie season, Corbin increased the following year and scored nine points per game, before he was transferred in the season to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the middle. After a stop at the Phoenix Suns in 1989, he committed the expansion draft of the newly established Minnesota Timberwolves. In weak Timberwolves Corbin became the key players and had there, statistically, the best time of his career. During the 1990-91 season scoring average 18.0 points Corbin, 7.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2 steals per game. January 2, 1991 Corbin succeeded with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists against the Dallas Mavericks, the first triple-double of the Timberwolves history.

During the 1991-92 season Corbin was transferred in exchange for Thurl Bailey to the Utah Jazz. 1992 and 1994 succeeded in Corbin and the Jazz to advance to the Western Conference Finals. In three years with the Jazz it brought Corbin to 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 233 games. 1994 was followed by a transfer to the Atlanta Hawks. After Corbin had played in the 1995-96 season for the Miami Heat and the Sacramento Kings, he moved in 1996 back to the Hawks, where he was active until 1999. The last years of his career playing Corbin finally again in Sacramento and at the Toronto Raptors.

Career as a coach

After his resignation, Corbin worked for two years as a player - mentor at the Charleston Lowgators in the development of League NBDL. During the 2003-04 season Corbin was brought from Scott Layden, the manager of the New York Knicks, the management of the Knicks. 2004 committed the Utah Jazz him as an assistant coach. In Salt Lake City Corbin worked for seven years in that capacity before coach Jerry Sloan stepped down after 23 years in February 2011. The jazz -styled Corbin then his successor.


Corbin is married and has two children with his wife Dante. His son Tyrell is one of the greatest basketball talent in the state of Utah.