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Bob Huggins to His Players, Coaches: ‘I Love You All So Much’

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — During WVU HC Bob Huggins’ official enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the coaching veteran thanked all of his former players, coaches and teammates.

“Guys that I have had the pleasure of coaching to my assistant coaches, support staff throughout my career and to my teammates, I thank each and every one of you,” Huggins said. “You’re all my guys. I’m very proud and love all of you so much. I’ll cherish our relationships forever.”

Huggins has coached many players from Walsh College, Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State and West Virginia during his four decades as a coach. The West Virginia native has coached 14 All-Americans and produced 20 NBA draft selections.

Huggins has won 916 career games spanning five coaching tenures at Walsh College, Akron, Cincinnati, Kansas State, and West Virginia. Huggins returned to his alma mater in 2007, taking the Mountaineers to their second Final Four in school history in 2010. He is the second in all-time coaching wins at WVU, with 326 wins.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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