College - South Alabama
Former Clipper player and CBA head coaching veteran Rory White also enters his sixth season with Los Angeles as the third assistant on Dunleavy's bench.
White, who was the head coach of the Idaho Stampede (CBA) during the 2002-03 season, had a five-year NBA playing career during which he averaged 7.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 16.7 minutes per game. White's NBA playing career included three and one-half seasons with the Clippers (1984-87), after being drafted by the Phoenix Suns (fourth round of the 1982 NBA Draft) and playing a partial season with the Milwaukee Bucks.
After his NBA playing career ended in 1987, White spent the remainder of his playing days in the CBA (with Santa Barbara, Rapid City, Oklahoma City and Fargo-Moorhead) and overseas (Argentina, Belgium, Israel, Italy and Spain).
White's coaching career began when he served as head coach of the IBA's Fargo Beez from 1995-98, leading them to two league championships during that stretch. In 1998 he was named assistant coach for the Idaho Stampede (CBA), remaining in that role until he was promoted to head coach of the Stampede during the 2000 campaign. The following season saw White post a league high .708 winning percentage, earning CBA Coach of the Month honors in December and January. White left Idaho in 2001 to serve as head coach for the Fargo-Moorhead Beez (CBA), leading them to the National Conference Playoffs and the second best record in the league (25-15). White returned to the helm of the Stampede prior to the start of the 2002 season.
A native of Tuskegee, Ala., White played collegiately at the University of South Alabama from 1977-82. He was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year in 1979 and earned All Conference honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In 1983, White was honored when South Alabama retired his jersey.
White and his wife Julie have two sons, Rory Jr. and Josh and one daughter, Jenna.