Kevin Eastman (basketball)

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Kevin Eastman
Kevin Eastman in 2013.jpg
Eastman in 2013
Personal information
Born (1955-04-07) April 7, 1955 (age 62)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Nationality American
Career information
High school Haddonfield Memorial
(Haddonfield, New Jersey)
College Richmond (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Undrafted
Playing career 1978–1978
Coaching career 1978–2014
Career history
As player:
1978 Richmond Virginians
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
Boston Celtics (asst.)
20132016 Los Angeles Clippers (asst.)
Career highlights and awards

As assistant coach:

Kevin T. Eastman (born April 7, 1955) is an American basketball coach and 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 UNC 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 restructured the basketball operations. Eastman became Vice-President for Basketball Operations. He announced his retirement from basketball on June 13, 2016.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Belmont Abbey Crusaders (NAIA District 26) (1986–1989)
1986–87 Belmont Abbey 23–6 18–4 1st
1987–88 Belmont Abbey 22–9 14–4 1st NAIA D-I First Round
1988–89 Belmont Abbey 20–7 13–5 1st
Belmont Abbey: 65–22 45–13
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (Colonial Athletic Association) (1990–1994)
1990–91 UNCW 11–17 6–8 T–5th
1991–92 UNCW 13–15 6–8 5th
1992–93 UNCW 17–11 6–8 T–4th
1993–94 UNCW 18–10 9–5 3rd
UNCW: 59–53 27–29
Washington State Cougars (Pacific-10 Conference) (1994–1999)
1994–95 Washington State 18–12 10–8 T–5th NIT Quarterfinals
1995–96 Washington State 17–12 8–10 6th NIT Second Round
1996–97 Washington State 13–17 5–13 8th
1997–98 Washington State 10–19 3–15 10th
1998–99 Washington State 10–19 4–14 10th
Washington State: 68–79 30–60
Total: 192–154

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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