Clippers Name Vinson Assistant Coach / Director of Player Programs
“We feel that Fred’s background and experience as an NBA player will allow him to take on a mentoring roll with our young players and help ease their transition to the NBA,” stated Clippers’ Director of Player Personnel Neil Olshey.
A 6’4” guard out of Georgia Tech, Vinson worked his way to the NBA through basketball’s minor leagues, averaging 6.4 points in 20 games played for the Mexico Aztecas (CBA) during the 1994-95 season. Vinson also spent time with the Atlanta Trojans of the United States Basketball League during the 1994 season.
While at Georgia Tech, Vinson turned in his best season in 1993, averaging 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 games played. He also connected on 72-181 (.398) three-point field goals on the year.