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West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins is expected to return to the sidelines next season after he used gay slurs in a radio interview earlier this week, sources said Wednesday. told ESPN.
The university’s decision was in the process of being finalized on Wednesday, and details have yet to be finalized.Huggins agreed to a $1 million salary cut, significant suspension and sensitivity training.
Huggins, 69, is set to sign a revised contract agreement on Wednesday, sources said. Huggins’ revised salary would reduce his income from his $4.2 million to his $3.2 million. The multi-million dollar salary cut is considered his one of the biggest in college athletics.
Huggins met with President Gordon Gee on Tuesday and expressed regret over the remarks, sources told ESPN. was lowered from the highest level of the school, including
The decision came after nearly two days of deliberation when Huggins appeared on a Cincinnati-area radio station on Monday.
In a radio interview for Cincinnati News Radio 700 WLW, where Huggins coached (at the University of Cincinnati), he spoke about the incident with the host. Cincinnati and Xavier.
Huggins then said, “I think it was all f-gs, those Catholic f-gs.”
The audio was posted on the media industry website Awful Announce and quickly went viral. The remark sparked a huge backlash, and Huggins issued an apology stating: I was offended. “
A West Virginia native, Huggins is a Hall of Fame coach who has gone 863-389 across four Division I schools since joining Akron in 1984. Huggins also coaches in Kansas. In the process, he emerged as one of the most successful and divisive coaches of his previous generation. He has been with West Virginia since his 2007, leading the school to his 345-203 wins, his 11th NCAA Tournament, and the 2010 Final Four.