The L.A. Clippers today announced multiple additions and promotions to the basketball operations staff. John Welch and Patrick Sullivan join the coaching staff as assistant coaches, while Dee Brown comes on as Director of Player Programs.
Other Basketball Operations additions include:
Johnny Rogers - Director of Pro Player Personnel
Ross Flowers - Director of Sports Performance Psychology
Mark Simpson - Director of Performance
Robert Picker - Director of Team Security>
Jay Porterfield - Performance Scientist/Biomedical Analyst
Paul Hewitt - NBA Pro Scout
John Loyer - NBA Pro Scout
Monte Mathis - NBA Pro Scout
Darrel Johnson - College Scout
Donnie Jones - College Scout
Chris Holguin - Assistant Video Coordinator
Ashton Williams - Assistant Equipment Manager
Jordan Borucki - Basketball Operations Manager
Rishabh Desai - Basketball Operations Seasonal Assistant
Ayodeji Egbeyemi - Basketball Operations Seasonal Assistant
Tim Brown - Athletic Training Intern
In addition, the following members of the Clippers basketball operations department have received promotions. Jason Piombetti has been elevated to Director of College Player Personnel and Dave Severns has been named NBA Pro Scout. Enver Soobzokov has been named D-League Scout while Tommy Murdock has been elevated to Assistant Athletic Trainer. Annemarie Loflin is named Chief of Staff of Basketball Operations, Kris Medhipour is the new Scouting Manager and Ali Mitchell is Manager of Basketball Administration.
Welch joins the Clippers coaching staff from the Sacramento Kings, bringing over 30 years of coaching experience. He has served as an Assistant Coach for Sacramento, Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies, plus Fresno State and UNLV in the collegiate ranks. He has worked for some of basketball's most respected coaches in Jerry Tarkanian, Hubie Brown and George Karl.
Sullivan comes to the Clippers staff from the Washington Wizards. He has served as an Assistant Coach with Washington, Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets. The New Jersey native won an NBA Championship with the Pistons (2004) and been to three Final Fours as a player, plus three Final Fours as an assistant coach at University of North Carolina.
Brown joins the Clippers from the Denver Nuggets, where he served as Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development. Prior to the Nuggets, Brown spent time with the Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Orlando Miracle and the Springfield Armor in the coaching and player development positions. The 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Champion, Brown spent 12 years in the NBA with Boston, Toronto and Orlando.