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 63)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolHaddonfield Memorial
(Haddonfield, New Jersey)
CollegeRichmond (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Undrafted
Coaching career1978–2014
Career history
As player:
1978Richmond Virginians
As coach:
1978–1980Richmond (assistant)
1980–1983Colorado State (assistant)
1983–1985VCU (assistant)
1985–1986Richmond (assistant)
1986–1989Belmont Abbey
1989–1990Tulsa (assistant)
1990–1994UNC Wilmington
1994–1999Washington State
20042005,
20062013
Boston Celtics (assistant)
20132016Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach:

Kevin T. Eastman (born April 7, 1955) is a former American basketball coach. He was assistant coach and Vice President for Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. Eastman joined the Clippers' coaching staff before the 2013–14 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] Eastman was a two-time team captain and a three-year starter, and scored 1,162 points,[4] he also a member of the university's athletic hall of fame.[4] 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.[5]

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 Randolph–Macon College.[6] 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.[6] 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.[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 Division 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 UNC Wilmington 11–17 6–8 T–5th
1991–92 UNC Wilmington 13–15 6–8 5th
1992–93 UNC Wilmington 17–11 6–8 T–4th
1993–94 UNC Wilmington 18–10 9–5 3rd
UNC Wilmington: 59–53 27–29
Washington State Cougars (Pacific-10 Conference) (1994–1999)
1994–95 Washington State 18–12 10–8 T–5th NIT Quarterfinal
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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