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Prior to Oakland, Varlan served as basketball operations coordinator for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League in Wilmington, Del. There, he served as an on-court member of the coaching staff, participating in on-court practices, workouts, film breakdown and scouting reports.
Current Los Angeles Laker Kendall Marshall, Vander Blue and NBA Draft prospect Athanasis Antetokounmpo were among the players he worked with as the liaison between players and coaches/front office staff. Varlan also managed the team's operations budget, equipment, travel and game day staff.
Before being promoted to working with the 87ers, Varlan was an intern with their NBA Affiliate, the Philadelphia 76ers. With the 76ers, Varlan worked directly with the team's Director of Player Personnel, scouts, and coaching staff during the 2013 NBA Draft, 2013 NBA Preseason, and the beginning of the 2013-14 NBA regular season. He continued as the liaison between the 87ers and 76ers coaching staffs throughout the 2013-14 NBA season.
Varlan attended Tennessee and graduated in 2013 with a degree in communications. He worked in the athletic department and spent time with the Lady Vols nationally ranked basketball program, handling video services, stats and general team management activities.