Kevin Eastman Rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: Clippers coach Doc Rivers now president of basketball operations (was senior VP of bkb ops) and Kevin Eastman is now VP of bkb ops.
The Los Angeles Clippers today named Alvin Gentry Associate Head Coach and Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue as assistant coaches on the staff of new Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers. It was also announced that JP Clark will serve as Assistant Players Skills Coach. Gentry, 58, returns to Los Angeles with over 30 years of NBA and collegiate coaching experience. This will be Gentry’s third stint with the Clippers after previously serving as both head coach (2000-2003) and assistant coach (1990-91). The Shelby, NC native most recently served as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns from May 9, 2009 until mutually parting ways with the Suns on January 18, 2013.
Arash Markazi: Doc Rivers is putting together his staff. Looks like Alvin Gentry, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue are in. Armond Hill is also a possibility.
It is likely that Rivers will bring Boston assistant coaches Tyronn Lue and Kevin Eastman, sources said. Another assistant, Jay Larranaga, is well-regarded by Rivers and the front office, but he’s under contract for one more year with Boston. It’s unclear how Larranaga fits into Rivers’ Clippers staff.