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Mo Williams
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Williams with the Clippers in March 2011.
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Position: Head coach
League: Southwestern Athletic Conference
Personal information
Born: December 19, 1982 (1982-12-19) (age 38)
Jackson, Mississippi
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2003 for the Utah Jazz
Final game: 2017 for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Career information
High school: Murrah High School
(Jackson, Mississippi)
College: Alabama (2001-2003)
NBA Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career: 20032017 (14 years)
Position: Point Guard
Coaching career: 2018-present (3 years)
Career history
As player:
2003–2004 Utah Jazz
20042008 Milwaukee Bucks
20082011 Cleveland Cavaliers
20112012 Los Angeles Clippers
2012–2013 Utah Jazz
2013–2014 Portland Trail Blazers
2014–2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
2015 Charlotte Hornets
20152017 Cleveland Cavaliers
As coach:
2018-2020 Cal State Northridge (assistant)
2020-present Alabama State
Career highlights and awards

Maurice "Mo" Williams (born December 19, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the NBA. He played for the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Charlotte Hornets. He won a championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.

College career

Professional career

Utah Jazz (2003–2004)

Williams was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round, 47th overall of the 2003 NBA Draft.

Milwaukee Bucks (2004–2008)

On August 8, 2004, the Milwaukee Bucks signed Williams, who was a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2008–2011)

On August 13, 2008, Williams was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team, six-player deal involving the Cavaliers, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Los Angeles Clippers (2011–2012)

On February 24, 2011, Williams was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Jamario Moon in exchange for Baron Davis and a first round pick, which ended up being the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Kyrie Irving.

Return to Utah Jazz (2012–2013)

On June 29, 2012, Mo Williams was traded back to the Jazz in a 4 team deal that sent Lamar Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz's trade exception to the Dallas Mavericks.

Portland Trail Blazers (2013–2014)

On August 8, 2013, Williams signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Minnesota Timberwolves (2014–2015)

On July 30, 2014, Williams signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Charlotte Hornets (2015)

On February 10, 2015, Williams was traded, along with Troy Daniels and cash considerations, to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Gary Neal and a 2019 second-round draft pick. He made his debut for the Hornets on February 21 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, recording 24 points and 12 assists in a 110–103 loss.

Return to Cleveland Cavaliers (2015–2017)

On July 10, 2015, Williams signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, returning to the franchise for a second stint and reuniting him with LeBron James(who returned for a second stint in Cleveland the previous year).

Williams made his first appearance in the NBA Finals during a Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Despite the Cavaliers going down 3–1 in the series following a Game 4 loss, they went on to win the series in seven games to become the first team in NBA history to win the championship after being down 3–1.

On June 14, 2016, before the end of the 2016 NBA Finals, Williams exercised his player option with the Cavaliers for the 2016–17 season. Williams originally declared that the 2016–17 season would be his last, but on September 26, 2016, he announced his intentions to retire from the NBA.

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