By Bob Huggins, Mike Bass
Considering taking up an embattled basketball application on the collage of Cincinatti in 1989, Bob Huggins has encouraged nearly as many debates as victories. He has back the workforce to its history of being a countrywide application, taken the college to the ultimate 4 and Elite 8, and earned a lot appreciate that he was once nearly swept away through the NBA's Miami warmth.
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It scared me to death. I've never been so scared in my life. I never went back in there; it's not something I'd want to do for kicks. But they were trying to explain to me, "You've got an opportunity to get a scholarship and go to college. Go do those things. " I was very fortunate because I had a lot of people who wanted me to be successful. That's a neat thing about towns like that. They really rally around people, and they want them to be successful. Because they were tough people, they made you tough.
I told him the reason he didn't take the Miami Heat job was that he was afraid to play me twice a year. He laughed. Anytime I'm in Cincinnati and he's in town, I go into his office and chat a little bit. I try to help him out with his camp and sign autographs. All in all, I think he's a great person. A lot of people know that in Cincinnati, but they don't know that nationwide. He deserves a lot of respect as a coach and a friend. NICK VAN EXEL Page 1 Chapter 1 On Wednesday, June 16, 1995, I met with the owner of the Miami Heat.
Although I was never offered a contract, we did eventually discuss a five-year deal that would pay upwards of $1 million a year with the possibility of another $500,000 to $1 million in endorsements. But I didn't expect the university to match what I could get from the Heat or even to up the ante. I didn't ask. I would never ask. I don't believe in that. " It's amazing, isn't it? Somehow, the employer found more money, after all. I didn't want to get into that. I just wanted what was fair. I had said that with my last contract at UCjust give me what's fair.