Morgantown, West Virginia – After 899 career wins, 24 total NCAA Tournaments, nine Sweet Sixteen appearances, four Elite Eight appearances and two Final Fours, Bob Huggins is still somehow left out as a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
This was the fourth consecutive year that Huggins has been on the ballot. Today, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced nine players and five coaches as finalists to be considered for election in the 2021 class, and Huggins was again robbed of the honor he’s earned and deserves.
Other basketball greats announced today were Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Rick Adelman, Chris Wright, Ben Wallace, among others.
BREAKING: Bob Huggins is once again NOT a Finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame. UNREAL. pic.twitter.com/UnLia5L04r
— The Voice of Motown (@voicemorgantown) March 9, 2021
Huggins got his start as a head coach at Walsh College in 1980. Since then, he has coached at Akron, Cincinnati for 16 seasons, one season at Kansas State and is now in his 14th season with the West Virginia Mountaineers.
According to the Naismith Hall of Fame website, “The entire Class of 2021, including those selected by the direct elect committees, will be unveiled in the timeframe of the NCAA Final Four scheduled for early April. Event details are forthcoming, and the announcement timeline is subject to change. The Class of 2021 Enshrinement ceremony is scheduled to take place in Springfield, Mass., in May.”
This honor is long overdue for Bob Huggins and it’s an absolute shame that he’s once again not being recognized by the Hall of Fame.