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Fred Vinson  Assistant Coach, New Orleans Pelicans

Professional Experience

Assistant Coach, New Orleans Pelicans

Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Clippers

Career Highlights

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

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

Assistant Coach during New Orleans playoff appearance (2011)

In addition to playing in the United States Basketball League, Continental Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, Vinson spent several years overseas with professional clubs in the Philippines, Israel, Venezuela, Poland and France.

In 2003, Vinson was a member of the CBA Champions, Yakima Sun Kings, in addition to being named a CBA All-Star that season.

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

Vinson completed his education and playing career at Georgia Institute of Technology. As a guard at Georgia Tech, Vinson was MVP for the 1993-1994 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 1989-1991. Known for his strong work ethic and academics, Vinson 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.