San Antonio Spurs: 25 players you may have forgotten were on the team

By Rob Wolkenbrod
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SACRAMENTO, CA – JANUARY 11: Head coach Tyrone Corbin of the Sacramento Kings coaches against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 11, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA – JANUARY 11: Head coach Tyrone Corbin of the Sacramento Kings coaches against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 11, 2015 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

17. Tyrone Corbin

Tyrone Corbin played in three different decades, barely getting into the 2000’s as a member of the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors. It was as a role player, which Corbin was for the majority of his 16 years in the NBA.

However, Corbin began his playing career with the San Antonio Spurs. He was selected in the second round of the 1985 NBA Draft and made it onto the team for the 1985-86 season. In just 16 games, Corbin shot 42 percent and averaged 4.0 points.

The next season, Corbin received an increase in playing time and started 15 games. It was only before getting waived, though, and subsequently picked up by the Cleveland Cavaliers. This ended Corbin’s run in San Antonio at 47 games, with 7.2 points per game.

Corbin survived in the league, as noted, for another 14 years. He peaked as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1989-90 and 1990-91 as a full-time starter, which led to stints with a handful of teams afterward.

After playing, Corbin joined the coaching ranks, which he may mostly be known for in the modern-day NBA. He did so for four years in Utah and 28 games in Sacramento, making one playoff appearance but never winning a game.

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