Date: October 25, 2012
Former University of Tennessee and Dallas Mavericks player, Kevin Whitted, has been named interim men's basketball coach at Southwest.
Whitted attended E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he is the school's all-time leading scorer. After playing three seasons at Tennessee, Whitted went on to play professionally for the Mavericks and also in Europe. After retiring in 1999, Whitted successfully coached the Atlanta Vision of the American Basketball Association and the Wilmington Sea Dawgs of the Premier Basketball League and served as an assistant coach for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the Springfield Armor of the National Basketball Association's Developmental League.
"Coach Whitted brings a wealth of NBA experience to Southwest," said Southwest President Nathan Essex. "His accomplishments are enormous. We are fortunate to have a coach of his caliber working with our young men."
As CEO of Kevin Whitted Basketball Services and the founder of the Kevin Whitted School of Basketball, he has focused on developing both young and professional players through individual and specialized training. In addition, Whitted is a Nike Skills trainer and has worked with several NBA players' summer camps throughout the country.
Photo caption: Coach Kevin Whitted (center) conducts practice drill with Saluqi men.
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