August 23, 2005

Huggins Given Ultimatum: Resign or be fired!

posted by curlyelk to basketball at 06:32 PM - 19 comments

I heard on talk radio this afternoon that the university would give him $3 mil if he resigned before tomorrow and only $2 mil if they have to fire him.

posted by curlyelk at 06:34 PM on August 23

i'll take resign then .

posted by evil empire at 06:37 PM on August 23

does nick lachey know about this?

posted by lilnemo at 06:42 PM on August 23

Thanks for getting us in the Big East, now get out. No money from this alum anytime soon.

posted by mick at 08:15 PM on August 23

Maybe Cincy could lure Jerry Tarkanian out of retirement (been done before...)

posted by Bixby23 at 12:13 AM on August 24

lil: yes. IMHO, the best part of all this.

posted by tieguy at 06:09 AM on August 24

Poor Nick, now what is he going to do????

posted by daddisamm at 07:26 AM on August 24

Mick, would you really withhold money to your alma mater because it refused to continue employing a basketball coach, especially one with a history of NCAA violations and a recent drunk-driving conviction?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:41 AM on August 24

Well, I guess if you want to change the national perception of UC basketball, you've got to get rid of Huggins. He's so intrenched I didn't think she'd have the stones to do it. Here in Cincinnati, I think many (myself included) have overlooked/forgotten about the sheer volume of off-court incidents involving his players (Little torturing his roommate, Wingfield assaulting cops, et cetera) until reading about them in various articles over the last 12 hours or so. As a side note, from this column on ESPN "There are coaches who aren't tied to a school who are available such as... former Virginia coach Pete Gillen"(Gillen also being the former Xavier coach that refused to shake Huggins' hand after a Crosstown Shootout). That would be quite a FU to Huggins to replace him with Gillen.

posted by srw12 at 10:37 AM on August 24

If he resigned, he'd get $# mil. and could serve the U. in another capacity, unrelated to hoops, until his retirement, of which he would get all benefits. OR He would be fired for $2 mil. The thing that has Bearcat fans, such as my self, riffed, is the whole handling of the situation. Our big name supporters are pulling out.

posted by AJ_in_BN at 01:56 PM on August 24

I heard on talk radio this afternoon that the university would give him $3 mil if he resigned before tomorrow and only $2 mil if they have to fire him. They also said on sports center last night something about keeping him in the education system until 2007 or 2008. I think it was for retirement purposes, but he only had until this afternoon to make up his mind. Looks like he got railroaded. At least it was the money train they hit him with!!!

posted by jojomfd1 at 03:03 PM on August 24

Huggins has stepped down

posted by jojomfd1 at 03:12 PM on August 24

does nick lachey know about this? Of course he does.

posted by yerfatma at 06:24 AM on August 25

wow, impressive yerfatma.

posted by mayerkyl at 09:39 AM on August 25

Thank Gawker, not me.

posted by yerfatma at 10:20 AM on August 25

Ugh. I can't take it. Please, only one lachey link per thread. (See tieguy's earlier comment.) There, I feel better.

posted by curlyelk at 11:10 AM on August 25

Crap, I looked right past that, which is the same thing I'm doing with the article. I can't get past the second line.

posted by yerfatma at 11:29 AM on August 25

Wow, that's a hell of a rant from the Nickmonster. I'm kind of impressed.

posted by chicobangs at 12:20 PM on August 25

Jessica, call home, Nick's playing with the computer again!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:57 PM on August 25

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