March 16th, 2011

Donald Sterling refused to pay prostrate cancer for Ast. coach

Posted by slammo in Clippers

Here’s yet another example of Donald Sterling’s kind heart. Kim Hughes was an Assistant coach for the Clippers and needed surgery for prostrate cancer. Sterling declined and the players stepped in. via journaltimes

“Those guys saved my life,” Hughes said. “They paid the whole medical bill. It was like $70,000 or more. It wasn’t cheap.

“It showed you what classy people they are. They didn’t want me talking about it; they didn’t want the recognition because they simply felt it was the right thing to do.”

Hughes said he will be forever grateful to Brand, Jaric, Kaman and Maggette. In fact, Hughes said every time he runs into any of them, he thanks them from the bottom of his heart.

Maggette said that was indeed the case, laughing how he has repeatedly told Hughes over the years it wasn’t necessary.

“Kim thanks me every time he sees me; he does that every single time,” Maggette said smiling. “I’ve said to him, ‘Kim, come on. You don’t have to do that. You’re good.’

Much props for the players who contributed.

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