Morgantown, West Virginia – Bob Huggins was was again snubbed by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and West Virginians are obviously left baffled by the committee’s decision to once again leave him out.
In addition, several prominent people from the world of sports have reacted to the fact that Huggins to the Hall of Fame is an absolute no-brainer.
Seth Davis, a college basketball reporter for CBS Sports, was confused by Huggins not being named a finalist. “I truly don’t understand how Bob Huggins isn’t even a finalist for the Hall of Fame. This should be a layup.”
I truly don't understand how Bob Huggins isn't even a finalist for the Hall of Fame. This should be a layup.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 10, 2021
Mo Egger, a contributor for The Athletic and host on ESPN1530, said the following: “The exclusion of Bob Huggins is egregious.”
The exclusion of Bob Huggins is egregious. https://t.co/o0bcUA93l2
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) March 10, 2021
Legendary sports personality John Feinstein called the Basketball Hall of Fame a “corrupt joke”, adding, “No Bob Huggins. What a joke.”
Once again, the Hall-of-Fame proves itself a corrupt joke. Only ONE men's college coach among finalists–Jay Wright, who should have gotten in LAST year. No Jim Phelan–again, an absolute crime. No Bob Huggins, no Speedy Morris. What a joke.
— John Feinstein (@JFeinsteinBooks) March 10, 2021
Freelance journalist for The New York Times and Forbes Sports, Adam Zagoria, called the Hall of Fame’s decision to exclude Huggins “an embarrassment.”
Bob Huggins is 8th all-time in D-1 wins.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 9, 2021
These are just a few of the big names in sports that spoke out about Bob Huggins not getting the recognition that he’s earned. The Basketball Hall of Fame should absolutely make this injustice right by honoring Bob Huggins in the way that he deserves.