As we previously reported, former West Virginia Mountaineer forward John Flowers asked Bob Huggins to be the coach of Best Virginia in the upcoming The Basketball Tournament (TBT) on Huggins’ talk show back in March. Huggins initially agreed to coach the team, saying, “”I would love to. I’d love to. I’d want to do it for a lot of reasons, but mostly because I’d like to win you guys $2 million dollars.”
However, according to the a representative for Best Virginia, Huggins will not be on the bench when the tournament starts on July 4th.
Best Virginia competed in The Basketball Tournament for the first time last season and was coached by former Mountaineer point guard Jarrod West. Best Virginia won in the opening round before being narrowly beaten (80-68) by four-time champion “Overseas Elite”, who had won 27 consecutive games at the time.
TBT, which is a single-elimination, winner-take-all tournament, will have all of its games televised live on ESPN and is a great opportunity to see former Mountaineers competing for our great state and a $2 million grand prize.