ESPNEWS has just reported that Mike Dunleavy has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. The report is unconfirmed, but does state that assistant Kim Hughes will take over at the helm of the struggling Western Conference cellar-dweller.
-Dunleavy was named head coach of the squad in 2003, making the playoffs once during his tenure.
-He has 613 career wins, as he has also spent time coaching the Lakers, Bucks, and Trailblazers since 1990. He led the 1990-1991 Lakers to an NBA Finals appearance against the Bulls in just his first season on the bench.
-Mike also played from 1976-1990 in the big leagues for the 76ers, Rockets, Spurs, and Bucks.
-The Clippers are 21-28 this season, seven games out of a playoff spot.
Dunleavy will not be completely released from the franchise, as he will keep a position in the front office. As mentioned, the report is unconfirmed, and we will do our best to assure it as soon as possible.