College - Wisconsin
Kim Hughes was named the Clippers Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season on Feb, 4, 2010. It is the first stint as a head coach for Hughes, who has spent six years in the Clippers organization as an assistant coach.
Before joining the Clippers, Hughes worked for five years with the Denver Nuggets, starting in 1998 as Director of Scouting before eventually being named Director of Player Personnel. Hughes also served as a Nuggets assistant coach in 1998-99.
Hughes also spent seven seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks as a head and regional scout.
The 6'11" Hughes, is a veteran of six seasons in the ABA and the NBA, beginning his career with the New York Nets of the ABA in 1975-76 where he was named to the All-Rookie First Team. Hughes signed with the Nuggets in 1978 and finished his NBA career in Cleveland in 1981.
Hughes played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin from 1970-74 before playing professionally in Italy during the 1974-75 season. When his NBA career ended in 1981, Hughes returned to Italy, playing in Rome (Reggio Calabria) and Milan (Innocenti) until he retired in 1989.
A native of Freeport, Ill., Hughes and his wife, Christy, are the parents of four children; Ryan, Megan, Maddison and Caitlin.