Bob Huggins to Host New Radio Show

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MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Bob Huggins has kept a very low profile since his embarrassing DUI arrest and forced resignation from West Virginia University, but it now appears that he is ready to reemerge into the public spotlight. Huggins, 70, has agreed to co-host The Full Court Press radio show, which will focus on West Virginia basketball this season.

“I think it will be fun,” Huggins said. “What I can bring to it is other coaches. I can call Bill Self, and he’ll come on the air with us for a period of time. Scott Drew would do it as well. They’re all friends of mine. I get calls and texts from those guys virtually every day.”

Huggins hasn’t publicly spoken about his drunk and driving arrest in Pittsburgh, but he says that he’s ready to discuss some aspects that he hasn’t previously shared. “There are certain things I want to get off my chest,” Huggins said. “I feel there are things that need to be addressed. I am excited to discuss and elaborate on certain rumors regarding my tenure at WVU and put them to rest. It will provide clarity on certain topics. I look forward to discussing the game that has impacted my whole life.”

Huggins will not be on the sidelines as a head coach for the first time in decades, but he says he would ultimately like to get back into coaching. “I’d rather coach,” Huggins said. “I enjoy nothing more than being around those people. You become a family. You’re with them every day, travel and eat with them, and you listen to all the good and bad things they have to say. You sit down and discuss it. That’s been my life.”

The release date of the first episode of “The Full Court Press” with Bob Huggins has not yet been announced, but it will certainly be must-listen radio!