By Bob Huggins, Mike Bass
When you consider that taking on an embattled basketball software on the college of Cincinatti in 1989, Bob Huggins has encouraged virtually as many debates as victories. He has lower back the workforce to its historical past of being a countrywide software, taken the varsity to the ultimate 4 and Elite 8, and earned a lot admire that he was once nearly swept away through the NBA's Miami warmth.
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Extra resources for Bob Huggins: Pressed for Success
Hardworking people. Very proud people. When I was in junior high school, I was playing basketball with a couple of the guys, and they taught me a lesson I'll never forget. Because I was bigger than most of the kids my age, and because I was so good in sports, I'd play with a lot of the older guys, the high school guys and the guys out of high school. On this day, I was probably thinking I was better than I actually was, and they were trying to make me understand it. But I wouldn't listen. "I'm fine," I told them.
It was crazy. Absolutely crazy. And the stuff that came out about what I was doing and wasn't doing was ridiculous. I joked later that I was picking up my Cincinnati Enquirer every morning to find out where I was going to be that day. One morning, I read that June and the girls and I were flying to Miami on the Saturday after my meeting with the Heat owner to check out the city, and that was crazy. I had a summer basketball camp going on at the Shoemaker Center. And a long time earlier, I had agreed to do an autograph session at Forest Fair Mall.
One morning, I read that June and the girls and I were flying to Miami on the Saturday after my meeting with the Heat owner to check out the city, and that was crazy. I had a summer basketball camp going on at the Shoemaker Center. And a long time earlier, I had agreed to do an autograph session at Forest Fair Mall. Even the following evening, when we had our press conference to announce I was withdrawing my name from consideration from the Heat, I was still getting asked about it: "Well, what about when you and June and the kids went down there?