Assistant Coach

New Orleans Pelicans
(2010 - Present)

Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Clippers


  • Has over 10 years of experience as an NBA coach between New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers

  • Assistant coach for New Orleans playoff appearances in 2011, 2015, and 2018

  • Chosen to coach at the NBA Global Games in New Orleans during All-Star Weekend (2017) and in Mexico (2016)

  • Selected as one of the coaches to work the NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago & Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy (2014)

  • Played 13 years of professional basketball, including two seasons in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks and Seattle SuperSonics

  • In addition to playing in the USBL, CBA and ABA, Vinson played with professional clubs in the Philippines, Israel, Venezuela, Poland and France

  • In 2003, won a CBA Championship with Yakima Sun Kings and was named a CBA All-Star

  • Holds the record for most points in a game in Guaiqueries de Margarita (Venezuela) team history with 53

  • Completed his education and playing career at Georgia Tech. As a guard for the Yellow Jackets, Vinson was MVP for the 1993-94 season, where he was the team's third leading scorer. An outstanding long-range shooter, Vinson led the Yellow Jackets in three-point field goals (70) and three-point percentage (.402).

  • Attended Chowan College from 1989-91 and was named Most Outstanding Male Athlete, Region X Player of the Year, First Team All-Region X All-Conference, Carolina JUCO Conference Player of the Year, All-Tournament Region X, and Most Valuable Player.

  • In November 2014, Vinson was inducted into Chowan's Hall of Fame for men's basketball.