"While working as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers seven years ago, Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer." "I contacted the Clippers about medical coverage and they said the surgery wouldn't be covered," Hughes said. "I said, ‘Are you kidding me?' And they said if they did it for one person, they'd have to do for everybody else." "When Dunleavy learned the Clippers wouldn't cover the cost of Hughes' surgery, he mentioned it to his players." "Several of them, including now Milwaukee Bucks forward Corey Maggette, Chris Kaman, Elton Brand and Marko Jaric, were taken aback by the news and decided to offer their assistance."