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Clipper update: coaching staff addition

July 12, 2010 | 10:38 pm

Winds of change continue to swirl through the Clippers organization ...

Although there has been no official announcement, it appears as though Coach Vinny Del Negro has made his first hire, adding veteran assistant Dean Demopolous to the staff.

Demopoulos essentially confirmed it on Monday night in Las Vegas after Washington crushed the Clippers, 89-64, in the Clippers'  first Summer League game. "I'm happy about it," he told of landing on the staff.

His contract expired at the end of last month with the Trail Blazers, and he had been Nate McMillan's lead assistant in Portland since 2005. Demopoulos is running the Clippers' Summer League team in Las Vegas.

All you need to know about their summer- league opener? The Clippers scored just nine points in the fourth quarter against Washington.

-Lisa Dillman