Rainbow Warrior great A.C. Carter joins Sacramento Kings coaching staff

Anthony "AC" Carter guarding Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant while playing as a member of the Denver Nuggets // AP

One of the greatest basketball players in University of Hawaii history, Anthony “A.C.” Carter is headed back to the NBA, this time as an assistant coach.

The Sacramento Kings announced Friday that the 14-year NBA veteran point guard has joined George Karl’s staff. Carter played for Karl from 2006-2011 as a member of the Denver Nuggets.

Carter was an assistant coach for the last two seasons with the Austin Toros, the NBA Developmental League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.

In 623 career NBA games, the Georgia native averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 19.6 minutes per game.

While playing under the legendary Riley Wallace at UH, Carter was a two-time honorable mention All-American and the school’s first WAC Player of the Year in 1997.

He led the Rainbows to consecutive 21-win seasons and National Invitation Tournament appearances and a WAC regular season title in 1997. Over his career, he scored 1,070 points and averaged 18.9 points per game, second highest in school history. His 6.9 assists per game career average was a new school record.


Longest tenured UH player in the NBA (14 seasons)
Two-time AP honorable mention All-American (’97, ’98)
Two-time all-WAC performer (’97, ’98)
Miami Heat (’99-’03)
San Antonio Spurs (’03-’04)
Minnesota Timberwolves (’04-’06)
Denver Nuggets (’06-’11)
New York Knicks (’10-’11)
Toronto Raptors (’11-’12)
Denver Nuggets (’12-’13)
Austin Toros (Assistant Coach) 2014-15
Sacramento Kings (Assistant Coach)

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