Took long enough.LOS ANGELES Mike Dunleavy has stepped down as the Los Angeles Clippers' head coach, retaining his job as general manager.
Assistant coach Kim Hughes will replace Dunleavy on the bench, where Dunleavy has led the Clippers to just one winning season since 2003.
The Clippers said Thursday the move was voluntary and mutual for Dunleavy, the winningest coach in franchise history with 215 victories. Yet Los Angeles made the playoffs just once in his first six seasons, reaching the second round in 2006.
Los Angeles has lost five of six heading into Saturday's home game against San Antonio, with another once-promising season in danger of slipping away. Despite a talented roster, the Clippers are in 12th place in the Western Conference at 21-28.