Bob Huggins: Pressed for Success by Bob Huggins, Mike Bass

By Bob Huggins, Mike Bass

On the grounds that taking up an embattled basketball application on the collage of Cincinatti in 1989, Bob Huggins has encouraged virtually as many debates as victories. He has lower back the group to its background of being a countrywide software, taken the varsity to the ultimate 4 and Elite 8, and earned a lot admire that he was once virtually swept away by way of the NBA's Miami warmth.

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Dressen Editor: Susan M. McKinney Proofreader: Phyllis L. Bannon ISBN:1-571647-016-5 Printed in the United States. Page iii To Mom and Dad for raising me with the values that made me successful, and to June and Jenna and Jacque for putting up with a profession that too often separates us. H. To Danny and Adam for being with me even when we are apart. B. Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Foreword ix Chapter 1 1 Chapter 2 15 Chapter 3 31 Chapter 4 53 Chapter 5 69 Chapter 6 81 Chapter 7 103 Chapter 8 121 Chapter 9 135 Chapter 10 157 Chapter 11 171 Chapter 12 195 Chapter 13 217 Chapter 14 241 Chapter 15 251 Chapter 16 271 Chapter 17 285 Chapter 18 307 Chapter 19 321 Page vi Acknowledgments I can't begin to thank everybody who made this book possible, because I'd have to thank everybody who took me to the position I have right now at the University of Cincinnati, from my parents who raised me to Rick Taylor and Dr.

That's not the way I was raised. I was raised that you do your job to the best of your abilities, people will recognize you're doing your job, and then you will be taken care of for it. People will reward you for doing what's right. I wasn't raised that you're rewarded for not doing a good job or for doing what's wrong. I didn't get into coaching for the money, and I had never taken or left a job based solely on money, as long as the money was fair. My family certainly wasn't going to starve if I took the 10-year guaranteed deal with Cincinnati, although newspaper reports of $700,000 to $750,000 a year were exaggeratedI'd have Page 5 to win the NCAA title to approach thatbut you get used to that.

J. Carlesimo had done it the previous year, moving from Seton Hall to the Portland Trail Blazers. S. Open golf tournament. I talked to a lot of NBA people, from Danny Manning to Derek Smith to George Karl, and they all said pretty much the same thing: "Don't let people tell you how much different it is to coach in the NBA. You can coach in the NBA. " When you listen to hour after hour of people telling you how great the NBA is, and how you'd be able to make the transition and how the lifestyle is easier, it starts to sound better and better.

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