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Despite media image, Huggins did much good

8/24/2005

Even now, anytime I go to Indiana or watch the Hoosiers play, the image of Bob Knight pops into my head. My sense is that will always be the case for a person of my generation.

Similarly, when I visit the Shoe or watch Cincinnati play, I will always think of Bob Huggins.

Huggins' fate as Cincinnati's basketball coach may well have been sealed upon the hiring of Nancy Zimpher as UC's new president two years ago. While every coach serves at the pleasure of his or her president, it was clear that Zimpher had a certain perception of the Bearcat basketball program -- and did not like it one bit.