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Portland Trail Blazers Fire Assistant Coach Kim Hughes

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The man who stated in an interview that LaMarcus Aldridge was leaving town is out of the organization after three years of service.

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According to Jason Quick of the Oregonian, Blazers Assistant Coach Kim Hughes has been fired:

The firing comes after Hughes stated during an interview that LaMarcus Aldridge would not be returning to the Blazers, the first such admission from a member of the organization. The video is below, with the key quote coming at the 2:40 mark: