DeMarcus Cousin’s High School Coach Lands Job With Kings

by July 30, 2010

Otis Hughley, a familiar face to Cousins is now on board with Sacramento, in the hopes that he’ll help the young big with the transition to the L: “Otis has a wealth of experience working with young players and is ready to jump to the NBA,’ said [Paul] Westphal. ‘We’re very excited to add him to our staff to replace Bryan Gates.’ ‘It’s an exciting time,’ [Otis] Hughley said. ‘I’m looking forward to being with an organization that’s proven and that’s exhibited class. I’m really looking forward to working with Coach Westphal and his staff.’ Hughley had coached at LeFlore High School in Mobile, Ala. for seven years (2004-2010), guiding the Rattlers to six straight regional appearances and a 6A state title in 2007. While at LeFlore, he coached current Kings center Demarcus Cousins. Before coaching at LeFlore, Hughley was an assistant coach at several universities, including Wright State, Liberty and Southern. Hughley’s experience also includes coaching for the league’s NBA China program and working over 10 years at Pete Newell’s ‘Big Man Camp.'”