Dean Demopoulos

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Dean Demopoulos
Personal information
Born (1954-03-29) March 29, 1954 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Career information
College West Chester

Dean Demopoulos (born March 29, 1954) is an American collegiate and professional basketball coach.

Early career[edit]

Demopoulos graduated in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in comprehensive social sciences from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He began his coaching career at Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.[1] In 1983, he became an assistant to John Chaney at Temple University, a post he held until 1999. During that span, the Owls became a national basketball powerhouse, amassing a 393-151 (72.2%) record and making it to the NCAA Tournament 16 times and to the Elite Eight on four occasions.[1]

NBA coaching career[edit]

After one year as head coach at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Demopoulos became lead assistant to Nate McMillan for the Seattle SuperSonics.[1] In 2005, Demopoulos moved with McMillan to the Portland Trail Blazers while retaining his position as lead assistant.[2] Demopoulos is known as an expert in zone defenses having years of experience with the famed Temple zone defense.

In 2010, Demopoulos was hired as an assistant under Vinny Del Negro for the Los Angeles Clippers.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Dean Demopoulos". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Demopoulos was a Seattle assistant for four seasons". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Clipper update: coaching staff addition". Los Angeles Times. July 12, 2010. Retrieved Jul 15, 2010.