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Clippers' Dunleavy leaves coach role

LOS ANGELES — Mike Dunleavy stepped down as Clippers coach Thursday but retained his job as the general manager.

Assistant coach Kim Hughes will be the interim replacement for Dunleavy, who has led the Clippers to just one winning season since taking over the franchise in 2003.

The Clippers announced the moves in an afternoon news release, saying the decision was voluntary and mutual. Los Angeles (21-28) has lost five of six heading into Saturday's home game against the Spurs, with another season in danger of slipping away.

"It just seems clear that the team needs a fresh voice, and we hope that our players will respond in a positive way," team president Andy Roeser said in a statement.

Dunleavy was 215-325 in 6½ seasons on the bench. The Clippers are in 12th place in the Western Conference.

Game highlights: LeBron James scored 36 and Daniel Gibson added 12 after returning from the hospital as the host Cavaliers ran their winning streak to 10 with a 102-84 win over the Heat. James started at point guard for Gibson, who didn't enter the game until the second half. Gibson was with his pregnant fiancee, singer Keyshia Cole, who was hospitalized for precautionary reasons.

Around the league: Lamar Odom scored 19 late Wednesday as Phil Jackson became the winningest coach in Lakers history with a 99-97 victory over the visiting Bobcats. Jackson passed Pat Riley with his 534th win despite a season-low five points from Kobe Bryant, who skipped Thursday's practice to rest a sore ankle. He is a game-time decision for tonight against the Nuggets. … Celtics scoring leader Paul Pierce hopes to return from an injured left foot Sunday against the Magic.

Cavaliers 102, Heat 86

MIAMI (86): Richardson 0-7 0-0 0, Beasley 9-14 2-2 21, J.O'Neal 6-12 2-4 14, Alston 1-5 0-0 2, Wade 11-26 1-2 24, Anthony 3-6 2-3 8, Wright 2-6 3-3 9, Haslem 1-4 0-0 2, Cook 0-3 0-0 0, Magloire 1-2 0-0 2, Arroyo 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 36-87 10-14 86.

CLEVELAND (102): James 9-16 17-21 36, Hickson 6-10 0-0 12, S.O'Neal 6-12 1-3 13, J.Williams 0-4 2-2 2, Parker 2-4 2-2 6, Varejao 3-3 0-0 6, Ilgauskas 3-5 1-1 8, Moon 1-5 0-0 2, Green 2-4 0-0 5, Gibson 2-6 6-7 12, D.Jackson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-70 29-36 102.

Miami 28 24 21 13— 86

Cleveland 29 27 25 21— 102

3-Point GoalsMiami 4-17 (Wright 2-4, Beasley 1-2, Wade 1-3, Cook 0-2, Alston 0-3, Richardson 0-3), Cleveland 5-20 (Gibson 2-5, Ilgauskas 1-1, Green 1-3, James 1-4, Parker 0-1, J.Williams 0-3, Moon 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMiami 46 (Beasley 12), Cleveland 52 (S.O'Neal 8). AssistsMiami 21 (Wade 9), Cleveland 16 (James 8). Total FoulsMiami 23, Cleveland 16. TechnicalsMiami defensive three second, Cleveland three second. A20,562.

Clippers' Dunleavy leaves coach role 02/04/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:17pm]
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