Bob Huggins Believes He’s the Perfect Coach to Turn Louisville Basketball Around

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Appearing on The Jerry Eaves Radio Show this morning, former West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said that he wants to be considered for the University of Louisville men’s basketball job.

“I think it fits me perfect,” Huggins said.

Lousiville is currently searching for its next head coach after firing Kenny Payne during the season. Altough Huggins’ name hasn’t appeared in lists to replace Payne, he believes he’s the right man for the job.

“I’m really excited. I would be really excited to be there. I would want to be and do what what Coach Denny Crum did. I’ve always had a love for Louisville, believe it or not. I love going to Louisville and playing. I love the fan base, the way the way they embrace the team, the way they they embrace Louisville basketball. I think it’s a great place. I think it’s something that fits me perfectly. Much like Cincinnati did when I got to Cincinnati. I mean Cincinnati, Cincinnati was in dire straits when I got there and the city of Cincinnati fell in love with what we did, the way we played, who we played.”

Huggins continued: “We weren’t afraid. We weren’t afraid to play anybody. And I think the people that we brought in to Cincinnati to play were people that ended up being NBA All Stars and I think they appreciated the fact that we didn’t hide from anybody. We were gonna play whoever it was. Line them up and let’s go play. And I think that’s the mentality that Louisville people would would like to see. Not running and hiding from people, but rather challenging people. Come on, we’re ready. Come on, come try to beat and that’s been my philosophy anywhere I’ve ever been.”