Kevin Eastman served as Assistant Coach to Head Coach Doc Rivers for the Los Angeles Clippers and was named Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers in June 2014. Before his 3-year stint with the Clippers, Kevin was Assistant Coach to Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics for 9 years. He also continues his long relationship with Nike as the national director of Nike’s skill development programs for elite high school and college players.
Kevin is owner and president of Kevin Eastman Basketball and co-founder of Coaching U LIVE, both of which were created as a way to give back to the game that has been such an important part of his life. His wife Wendy is vice president and handles the day-to-day operations.
Through his website, kevineastmanbasketball.com, his clinics and instructional materials, Coach Eastman prepares, develops, and inspires coaches to fulfill their coaching goals. He is recognized as one of the best basketball clinicians in the U.S. and internationally. Kevin also shares his leadership and team building philosophies with corporate audiences.
Eastman at a glance:
- NBA 12 years in the NBA
- Los Angeles Clippers Vice President of Basketball Operations
- NBA Los Angeles Clippers Assistant Coach
- NBA Boston Celtics Assistant Coach – 2008 World Champions and 2010 NBA Finals
- 22 years an assistant or head college basketball coach
- 9 years as Division 1 Head Coach (UNC Wilmington and Washington State)
- 3 years as small college Head Coach (Belmont Abbey College)
- Nike Basketball National Director of Player Development for the nation’s elite College and High School Players
- directs the prestigious Nike Basketball Skills Academies, working side-by-side with NBA All-Stars including Paul Pierce, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Vince Carter, Deron Williams, Amare Stoudemire and Kevin Durant
- recognized as one of the best teachers and clinicians in the game, both in the U.S. and internationally
- conducts clinics across the United States and internationally, including in Belgium, Germany, China and Argentina