College - West Chester
Entering his first season with the Clippers, Dean Demopoulos comes to Los Angeles after serving five seasons as lead assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers. A career coach, Demopoulos came to Portland after a previous four season stint with the Seattle Super Sonics. Demopoulos went to Seattle in 2001 after 18 seasons of college coaching, 17 of those alongside Hall of Famer John Chaney at Temple University. Before Seattle, he served as head coach for one year at University of Missouri-Kansas City. That year, UMKC was ranked in the top 10 nationally in several statistical categories, including fewest turnovers (9.5 per game) and scoring defense (60.5 points per game). Demopoulos was an assistant under Chaney from 1983-84 through 1998-99. During that span, the Owls became a national basketball powerhouse, amassing a 393- 151 (72.2%) record, making it to the NCAA Tournament 16 times and to the Elite Eight on four occasions. The run included 11 consecutive postseason appearances from 1990 to 2000. Temple won seven Atlantic 10 Conference titles and five conference tournament crowns, and in 1987-88, finished 32-2, earning the No. 1 ranking in the final Associated Press, UPI and USA Today/CNN polls. Fourteen Temple players went to the NBA during his tenure at the Philadelphia school. Born March 29, 1954, in Philadelphia, Demopoulos graduated from West Chester State in 1977 with a degree in comprehensive social sciences.

He coached at Kennett, Pa., H.S. for three years before joining John Chaney’s staff.