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Clippers restructure basketball operations department

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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers comments on Jamal Crawford winning the 2013-14 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Los Angeles Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers comments on Jamal Crawford winning the 2013-14 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Los Angeles Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced a restructuring of the team’s basketball operations department. Doc Rivers, formerly Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, will take on the title of President of Basketball Operations and continue as Head Coach.

Kevin Eastman, who served as an assistant coach with the Clippers last season and has been on the sidelines as an assistant with Rivers for nine years, moves into the role of Vice President of Basketball Operations and will report to Rivers.  Eastman has been involved in college or professional basketball for 24 years as either a head or assistant coach, and will now supervise all facets of the Clippers Basketball Operations Department.

“I am extremely excited to work closely with Kevin, Dave and Gary in their new roles as we continue to move the culture of the Clippers forward. Our goals are not only to become a championship team, but a championship organization as well. I feel with the new structure of the Basketball Operations Department, we have taken a positive step in that direction.”

Wohl becomes General Manager of the Clippers after working as the team’s Director of Professional Scouting last season. As General Manager, Wohl will direct the Clippers player personnel, draft and trade decisions.

Wohl brings more than four decades of NBA experience to his new role as General Manager. Prior to joining the Clippers, Wohl was an assistant coach for Minnesota from 2009-2011 and was the Assistant General Manager of the Boston Celtics from 2007-2009. He has also worked in various capacities for Orlando, Miami, Sacramento and the Lakers in addition to serving as the head coach of the New Jersey Nets from 1985-1988.

Working directly under Wohl will be Assistant General Manager Gary Sacks, Director of Scouting Gerald Madkins and Assistant Director of Scouting Jason Piombetti. In addition, the Clippers have added Jud Winton to the Basketball Operations staff as Director of Analytics.

 

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