During this unprecedented time in our country’s history, Jim Justice has proven to be a largely ineffective Governor of our state. His incoherent rambling is an an embarrassment to our state and he had absolutely no experience or credentials prior to taking office back in 2016.
With this said, Justice will likely remain the Governor of the state unless something drastic takes place. Although Bob Huggins has one of his most talented teams in his illustrious career returning next season, he is one of the most respected and admired people in the state of West Virginia and has a greater calling than merely being a basketball coach.
Huggins, 66, is already the state’s highest paid public employee, earning $3.9 million a year. In contrast, the governor of West Virginia earns approximately $150,000 a year, which would be an incredible reduction in salary for Huggins.
However, Huggins cares about the state and its people more than anything else in the world, and a move to Governor of the state isn’t as far-fetched as some may think. With Huggins’ name recognition in the state, he would not have to do any campaigning and would not have to spend a penny on advertisements.
Although Huggins has never gotten into political discussions during his time as a coach, he is certainly a very capable leader. In addition, Huggins graduated magna cum laude in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and earned a Master’s Degree in 1978. Since then, his success in his profession is virtually unmatched in the history of coaching, and it’s certainly possible that a new challenge might be exactly what he’s looking for.
Bob Huggins is the only person that can save West Virginia from four more years of Jim Justice. Retiring as the Head Coach for the West Virginia Mountaineers and paving the way for a young, up-and-coming coach like Joe Mazzulla or Darris Nichols to lead our great state would be the very best thing that Bob Huggins could do for the people of West Virginia.