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A problem has been encountered. His name is (was?) Rex Hughes. Former Kings coach for those who don't know. International man of mystery too. Possibly abducted by space aliens. Now Rex was nobody much in NBA circles, and like many nobody muches who's primary careers finished up before the birth of the internet, comprehensive knowledge is sketchy. Basically there was no Wikipedia when he mattered, so nobody bothered to collect his information.
Here is what is known:
1958-60: college, played for Pepperdine
1960s through early 70s: ?? A lost decade. No records. No knowledge. Could have been a shrimp fisherman. could have been at Woodstock. You would think he was off coaching/assistant coaching somewhere but there is no record of what he did.
1974-78: really disastrous run as head coach of Kent State University. How/why he got hired is completely unknown. Somehow he did, and he went 27-63 before getting fired.
1979-80: hooked on with Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV as an assistant coach. Would have known Tark, probably Theus.
1980s all the way through 1991: unknown again. He disappeared for a solid decade + with not one mention. Could have been back to fishing shrimp. Could have been selling vacuum cleaners, in prison, in the astronaut program. There is NOTHING. He might even still have been at UNLV, but I can't find anything to say so.
1991: somehow he is on the Kings staff, no idea how or why he was hired, or when, but Motta has him. Somehow he is lead assistant I guess, despite only head coaching experience being 15 years back as a failure at Kent State, and coaches Kings for half a season.
1992: after kings hire Gary St. Jean, Hughes goes to join Tarkanian as he takes over the Spurs in 1992. But Trak floipped, was fired inside of two months. That year Hughes coaches one game as head coach for the Spurs, maybe filling in after Tark was canned? And that is IT. Did he finish the season as an assistant there? Was he canned a few days later? Did he ever return to the league? Did he end up flipping burgers at McDoinald's?
1993 onward: and again he completely disappears. Seriously, this guy is either incredibly private and must be pretty proud at his ability to completely cover his tracks, or he must be incredibly depressed as he is completely forgotten about, there are no further records of anything. Not in basketball, not anywhere. In fact the only reason to suspect he is ever still around, or was circa 2009 is that Jim Rome randomly interviewed him in 2009 as part of some gimmick where everyday he was interviewing somebody else named Rex. How/why he even remembered Hughes existed I don't know.
Can ANYBODY here fill in any of these blanks?
1958-60: Pepperdine as player
1974-78: head coach Kent State
1979-80: assistant coach UNLV
1991-92: assistant then head coach Kings
1992: assistant coach Spurs
without more information this page is looking like a stub. He existed. He failed at Kent State once long ago. He knew Tark. He was an interim for us. He was abducted by aliens. The end.
His basketball-reference page: http://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/hughere99c.html
His college coaching page: http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/coaches/rex-hughes-1.html
His failure of a wiki stub: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Hughes
The note of his hiring by the Spurs: http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...IEzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ejIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=1597,4198495
The summation mentioning Peperdine at fanbase.com: http://www.fanbase.com/Rex-Hughes
If this guy is a spy, he should give classes on who to disappear. Anybody know anything more?