Firestorm

Six months after his heart attack, Bob Huggins burns as hot as ever.

Updated: April 2, 2003, 3:23 PM ET
By By Bruce Feldman
Bob Huggins WAS going ballistic. Jabbing his finger. Making threats. F-bombing someone who was T'ing him up. Fortunately, a cooler head restrained the coach, or else things could've gotten really ugly.

I know, you say, I saw the game. But we're not talking about that meltdown in Cincinnati's first-round Tourney loss to Gonzaga. This scene took place 12 hours later in a Salt Lake City bar. The incident (witnessed by this reporter) started when UC assistant Andy Kennedy got into a shoving match with another patron. Huggins stepped in and began cursing out the man, who looked to be in his mid-20s. The man then mocked Hugs by giving him the T sign and laughing in his face. When he invited the 49-year-old coach to step outside, a bar bouncer broke them up before the two could get to the door.

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