Kevin Eastman (basketball)
Eastman in 2013
April 7, 1955 |
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|High school||Haddonfield Memorial
(Haddonfield, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||1977 / Undrafted|
|1980–1983||Colorado State (asst.)|
|Boston Celtics (asst.)|
|2013–2016||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.
Eastman then attended the University of Richmond and played on the Richmond Spiders men's basketball team from 1973 to 1977. 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.
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 Washington State University and four years (1990–1994) as head coach at the UNC Wilmington. 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.
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.
Head coaching record
|Belmont Abbey Crusaders (NAIA District 26) (1986–1989)|
|1987–88||Belmont Abbey||22–9||14–4||1st||NAIA D-I First Round|
|UNC Wilmington Seahawks (Colonial Athletic Association) (1990–1994)|
|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|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- NBA.com: Kevin Eastman
- Former UR guard Eastman enjoying time as Celts' coach