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Dean Demopolous Joins Los Angeles Clippers' Coaching Staff

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Dean Demopolous flanks former #1 pick Blake Griffin on the Clippers' bench during Las Vegas Summer League action Monday night.
Dean Demopolous flanks former #1 pick Blake Griffin on the Clippers' bench during Las Vegas Summer League action Monday night.

Former Portland Trail Blazers lead assistant coach Dean Demopolous has joined the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Clippers' newly-hired head coach Vinny Del Negro.  

Demopolous is in Las Vegas this week helping coach Los Angeles's Summer League team, which stars 2010 draft picks Al-Farouq Aminu and Eric Bledsoe, as well as third year big man DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers got blown out by John Wall's Washington Wizards 89-64 in their Summer League debut tonight.   

"I'm happy about it," Demopolous said about his new position after Monday night's game.

Demopolous and fellow assistant coach Joe Prunty were not retained by their Blazers after their contracts expired on July 1st.  Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan has yet to officially name their replacements.

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