Tyrone Corbin moved teams so much, there should be an award named after him for it. From 1985 to 2001 Corbine played for the Spurs, Cavaliers, Suns, Timberwolves, Jazz, Heat, and the Hawks and Kings both in two separate stints. His longer of the two stays in Atlanta was from ’96 to ’99.
Similar to Mookie Blaylock, Corbin was a player the team would have better off moving on from or avoiding in a hard reset once the late 90s hit. To be fair, the team was staying competitive and in the mix but there was definitely a hard ceiling on their success. And a 34-35-year-old Corbin starting 65-plus games for the Hawks in ’97 and ’98 made that very clear. This was made even more apparent with his only six starts out of 47 games played the very next season. Corbin would have one more stop in Sacramento and a brief stint in Toronto before retiring.
None of this is to say that Corbin was a bad player by any means. He was fine and moderately reliable regardless of where he played. But he wasn’t a player that was held on to very tightly by any one franchise, and not the player that the Hawks should have been starting when trying to seriously compete. Hindsight is 20/20 but the Hawks would have better off trying to find a better wing player at that spot.