Fergus Falls High School graduate Clay Moser, who played basketball for the Otters and for M State when it was known as Fergus Falls Community College, has been hired on as one of Byron Scott’s assistants with the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.
Moser has also worked as an advance scout under Lakers coaches Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown.
Since he left Fergus Falls in the early 80’s, Moser has had several basketball coaching and management positions, starting with Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University where he served as an assistant coach from 1987 to 1989.
Moser was an advance scout for the Golden State Warriors during the 2002-03 season when Eric Musselman was their head coach and spent the 2004-05 season as a coach and team consultant for the Jilin Northeastern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was head coach and president of the Great Lakes Storm of the CBA in 2003-04. After his China experience, Moser served as a consultant for the NBA from 2005 to 2007. In this role Clay was responsible for projects in Basketball Operations, International Business Development and Team Business Operations. In addition, from October 2005 to June 2006, Moser was the Vice President of Business Development for the New Orleans Hornets. He has also served as the CEO of the Idaho Stampede and before that he was the Senior Vice President and Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Continental Basketball Association.
His other NBA positions include serving as an advance scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10), Orlando Magic (2007-08) and Sacramento Kings (2006-07).
Clay was also an associate head coach for the D-Fenders, the LA Lakers’ Development League affiliate.