Kevin T. Eastman (born April 7, 1955) is an American basketball coach, former assistant coach and Vice-President for Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. Eastman joined the Clippers' coaching staff before the 2013–2014 season.
Early life [ edit ]
New Brunswick, New Jersey, Eastman grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey and graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1973. [1 ]
Playing career [ edit ]
Eastman then attended the
University of Richmond and played on the Richmond Spiders men's basketball team from 1973 to 1977. [2 ] In early 1978, Eastman played professionally for the Richmond Virginians of the [3 ] All-American Basketball Alliance (AABA). In 11 games, Eastman averaged 9.2 points. [4 ]
Coaching career [ edit ]
Prior to joining the Clippers, Eastman served as the assistant coach to
Doc Rivers for the Boston Celtics from the 2004–05 season until the 2012–13 season. He was the Nike Basketball's National Director of Skills in 2003–04, and spent 2002–03 as athletic director at Randoph-Macon College. Eastman spent five years (1994–1999) as head men's basketball coach at [5 ] Washington State University and four years (1990–1994) as head coach at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition, he held assistant coaching positions at the [5 ] University of Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth University, Colorado State University and his alma mater, the University of Richmond. [5 ]
As a player for the
Spiders, Eastman was a two-time team captain and a three-year starter, and scored 1,162 points. He also a member of the university's athletic hall of fame. [6 ] [6 ]
Executive Career [ edit ]
On June 16, 2014, the Clippers restructure the basketball operations. Eastman became Vice-President for Basketball Opeations.
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