|Born||September 24, 1938|
|Died||May 9, 2016|
|Alma mater||Redondo High School (1956)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1963-1964||North Torrance High School (assistant)|
|1963-1968||Redondo High School|
|1968-1969||Long Beach City College|
|1969-1973||University of Nebraska (assistant)|
|1973–1974||University of Southern California (assistant)|
|1974-1978||Kent State University|
|1978-1979||Montana Sky (Great Falls, Montana) (Western Basketball Association)|
|1979-1981||University of Nevada Las Vegas (assistant)|
|1990-1992||Sacramento Kings (Assistant)|
|1992-1993||San Antonio Spurs (Assistant)|
|1992-1993||San Antonio Spurs|
|1995-1997||Vancouver Grizzlies (assistant)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Redondo High School Hall of Fame (2013)|
Rex Hughes (September 24, 1938 – May 9, 2016) was an American college and professional basketball coach. He coached men's basketball at Long Beach City College, Kent State University, and later served as a National Basketball Association (NBA) assistant coach. He served as head coach for part of a season with the Sacramento Kings, and a single game as an interim coach with the San Antonio Spurs. Hughes also worked in NBA scouting and basketball operations with the Kings, Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic.
Head Coaching Positions
In 1968-1969, Hughes was Head Coach at Long Beach City College, his first collegiate job after coaching in high school. His squad finished 23-5. When Hughes left to be an assistant at Nebraska, he was replaced by Lute Olson, in his first collegiate job.
Replacing Frank Truitt at Kent State University in 1974, Hughes' teams went 6-20, 12-14 and 8-19 over the next three seasons. The team started 1-10 in 1977-1978 when he was replaced by Mike Boyd. .
In 1978-1979, Hughes was Head Coach and General Manager of the Montana Sky (Great Falls, Montana) in the short-lived Western Basketball Association. The Sky were co-owned by country singer Charlie Pride. Notably, Hughes had Cazzie Russell and Brad Davis on the roster. Hughes was hired by the Sky mid-season when Coach Bill Klukas was fired after a 3-17 start. The league folded after one season. 
In 1992-1993, Hughes was hired to serve as an Assistant Coach to Jerry Tarkanian with the San Antonio Spurs. However, just 20 games into the season at 9-11, Tarkanian was fired. Hughes was 1-0 as interim Head Coach before John Lucas (39-22) was hired.
Hughes died on May 9, 2016 at the age of 77.
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