Episode 121: Kevin Eastman, Former Coach & Executive


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Kevin Eastman is a corporate speaker and an internationally-known basketball clinician who brings his knowledge and experience in sports to the business world. He speaks on various topics, including championship culture, teamwork, leadership, motivation and individual success.

Over his 40 years in the game, Kevin has coached basketball at all levels, including 13 years in the NBA. He was a top assistant to Doc Rivers with the 2008 NBA World Championship Boston Celtics, and most recently served as an assistant coach and Vice President of Basketball Operations with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kevin was raised in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and attended the University of Richmond, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He was a scholarship student-athlete at Richmond and in recognition of his unique qualities as a basketball player, the University created the Kevin Eastman Award. The award, which has been awarded just five times in program history, is given to a player who exemplifies the qualities of team leadership, dedication, and outstanding play. He was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at both Haddonfield Memorial High School and the University of Richmond.

In today’s episode, we discuss:
  • What makes the best the best
  • The absolute most important word needed for success
  • How to be truthful and "keep it real" with team members
  • Being the best assistant or #2 possible
  • ... and so much more!!!
Resources, Books, and Links

Elite Training Camp (June 1-2, 2019): kevineastman.net/elitetrainingcamp

Website: kevineastman.net

Instagram: @kevineastmanspeaking

Twitter: @kevineastman

Facebook: Kevin Eastman Speaking

LinkedIn: Kevin Eastman

Recommended Books . . .

Articles of Interest . . .

Past "Success is a Choice" podcast episodes of interest . . .

"The average player wants to be left alone. The good player wants to be coached. The great player wants to be told the truth." (Doc Rivers)

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