Fred Vinson (basketball)

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Fred Vinson
New Orleans Pelicans
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1971-01-28) January 28, 1971 (age 45)
Murfreesboro, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Northampton (Conway, North Carolina)
College Chowan (1989–1991)
Georgia Tech (1991–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Playing career 1994–2007
Position Guard
Number 11, 24
Career history
As player:
1994 Atlanta Trojans (USBL)
1994 Atlanta Hawks
1994–1995 Mexico City Aztecas (CBA)
1995 Atlanta Trojans (USBL)
1995–1996 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
1996 Atlanta Trojans (USBL)
1996–1997 Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel (Israel)
1997 Atlanta Trojans (USBL)
1998 New Jersey Shorecats (USBL)
1999–2000 Seattle SuperSonics
2000–2001 Chicago Skyliners (ABA)
2001 Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela)
2001–2002 Southern California Surf (CBA)
2001–2002 Śląsk Wrocław (Poland)
2002–2003 Guaiqueríes de Margarita (Venezuela)
2002–2003 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
2003–2004 SLUC Nancy (France)
2004 Guaiqueríes de Margarita (Venezuela)
2004–2005 Long Beach Jam (CBA)
2005 Guaiqueríes de Margarita (Venezuela)
2005–2006 Gaiteros del Zulia (Venezuela)
2006–2007 Santa Barbara Breakers (IBL)
As coach:
20082010 Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
2010–present New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans (assistant)

Frederick O'Neal "Fred" Vinson (born January 28, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player formerly in the NBA. At 6'4" (1.93 m) and 190 lb (86 kg) he played guard.

Born in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, Vinson attended Georgia Institute of Technology and Chowan Junior College (North Carolina). As a guard at Georgia he was named MVP for the 1993–1994 team. During that season he was also the team's third leading scorer. Specializing in long range shooting, Vinson led the Yellow Jackets in three-point field goals (70) and three point percentage (.402). In 1994 he played 5 games with the Atlanta Hawks, scoring four total points. During the 1999–2000 NBA season, he played 8 games with the Seattle SuperSonics, averaging 1.6 points per game. Vinson also played with the Atlanta Trojans of the USBL in 1994, and with the Mexico Aztecas of the CBA in 1994–95. Vinson also spent time with SLUC Nancy in Nancy, France in 2003–04.[1] On August 25, 2008 Vinson was named assistant coach/director of player programs for the Los Angeles Clippers.[1]

On August 4, 2010, Vinson was named an assistant coach of the New Orleans Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans), along with Randy Ayers.[2] Vinson and the Pelicans made the playoffs in 2011 and they reached the Western Conference Playoffs during the 2014–2015 season.


  1. ^ a b Clippers name Fred Vinson assistant coach
  2. ^ Hornets name Vinson as assistant coach

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