Kevin Eastman (basketball)

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Kevin Eastman
Kevin Eastman in 2013.jpg
Eastman in 2013
Los Angeles Clippers
Position Vice-President for Basketball Operations
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1955-04-07) April 7, 1955 (age 60)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Nationality American
Career information
High school Haddonfield Memorial
(Haddonfield, New Jersey)
College Richmond (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Undrafted
Pro career 1978–1978
Coaching career 1978–present
Career history
As player:
1978 Richmond Virginians (AABA)
As coach:
1978–1980 Richmond (asst.)
1980–1983 Colorado State (asst.)
1983–1985 VCU (asst.)
1985–1986 Richmond (asst.)
1986–1989 Belmont Abbey
1989–1990 Tulsa (asst.)
1990–1994 UNC Wilmington
1994–1999 Washington State
20042005; 20062013 Boston Celtics (asst.)
20132014 Los Angeles Clippers (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

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]

Born in 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][3] In early 1978, Eastman played professionally for the Richmond Virginians of the 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.[5] Eastman spent five years (1994–1999) as head men's basketball coach at Washington State University and four years (1990–1994) as head coach at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.[5] In addition, he held assistant coaching positions at the 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.[6] He also a member of the university's athletic hall of fame.[6]

Executive Career[edit]

On June 16, 2014, the Clippers restructure the basketball operations. Eastman became Vice-President for Basketball Opeations. [7]