Bob Huggins Answers Question About Larry Harrison

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks on as his team takes on the Richmond Spiders during the 2015 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. West Virginia won 67-59. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Morgantown, West Virginia – Yesterday evening, West Virginia University “parted ways” with longtime assistant coach Larry Harrison. Today, Huggins spoke very briefly about the decision.

Huggins had the following to say today: “It was a tough decision, but it was made in the best interest for Mountaineer basketball. Larry and I have worked together for 24 years and have shared many great moments. I’m not going to take any questions on the matter and we’ll now move on to questions about the upcoming game against Oklahoma.”

This seems contrary to what Huggins said yesterday during his show when he said, “I don’t really have a lot to say about it because I wasn’t as involved as I’ve been portrayed to be. How’s that?”

Was Huggins involved in the decision to fire his friend and longtime assistant, or was he forced by new director of athletics Wren Baker to make the move? Or was the decision a joint decision between the two?