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Clippers fire interim coach Hughes

Updated: April 16, 2010, 8:44 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers have fired interim coach Kim Hughes, who was 8-25 since taking over for Mike Dunleavy in early February.

Though the move was widely expected after the franchise finished just 29-53 this season, Hughes said Thursday that he hadn't expected the decision to come down so swiftly.

"I was surprised,'' Hughes said in a telephone interview Thursday afternoon with ESPNLosAngeles.com. "It's not that I have my head in the sand. It's just that I'd hoped, ...

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