LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have restructured their basketball leadership, changing coach Doc Rivers’ front-office title to president of basketball operations.
Rivers will continue to coach the Clippers under the changes made Monday.
Longtime Rivers assistant Kevin Eastman will become the Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations, reporting to Rivers and supervising the franchise’s basketball dealings.
Pro scouting director Dave Wohl was named the Clippers’ general manager, and former GM Gary Sacks was demoted to assistant general manager. Wohl has spent more than four decades in the NBA, including a stint as New Jersey’s head coach.
“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.”
The Clippers won the Pacific Division and then reached the second round of the Western Conference playoffs this spring while owner Donald Sterling was being forced out of the league for racial remarks.
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