Valley native Dave Severns is a new assistant coach with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.
Severns has been hired by new Clippers' head coach Vinny Del Negro.
Two years ago, Severns gave up the stable life of a teacher at Fresno's Roosevelt High School and Bulldog basketball analyst for KMJ radio to become a first time NBA assistant for Del Negro with the Chicago Bulls. He told me he was living a dream.
Even after that staff was fired at the end of this past season, Severns was not concerned. He just planned to come back home and resume his normal life.
Severns' official title is assistant coach in charge of player development. He will also help with game planning and preparation for the Clippers.