Kim Hughes has worked as a Clippers assistant for seven seasons after serving the previous five years with the Denver Nuggets. Hughes started with Denver in 1998 as Director of Scouting before being named Director of Player Personnel and also was a Nuggets assistant coach in 1998-99. Before joining the Nuggets, Hughes spent seven seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks as a head and regional scout. A member of the 1975-76 ABA All-Rookie First Team with the New York Nets, the former University of Wisconsin star (1970-74) played six years in the NBA and ABA and also played professionally in Italy.
I don't know much about Chicken Man's successor. It's great that Dunleavy has finally let go of his dream of coaching a fully healthy team but where does that leave us? In all the euphoria is it possible things could get worse? In Clipperland, we all know that just when we get happy about something, things can always get worse...
I am sure that Steve is on the case as I type this but I figure that the Nation could contribute by commenting below with any facts/stories on the new coach. Who is Kim Hughes? Will he do better than Dunleavy?
I seem to remember him filling in for Dunleavy twice and I think he was 1 and 1 but I could be wrong. Can anyone confirm or clarify?
Does anyone remember what he was like as a player? Does anyone have any insight into his coaching philosophy? Is he just a carbon copy of Dunleavy? Does he favor running? Is he a motivator?
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