Yep, this one takes job security among coahces to another level, albeit not the NBA level. 'Secure' is certainly the word for Bob Huggins at West Virginia.
The man won't be worrying about where his next meal comes from for quite some time.
As reported by ESPN:
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins signed an 11-year contract with the school Friday that will keep him at his alma mater until he's 65.
The deal will pay Huggins $1.5 million a year, plus incentives. When he arrived in April 2007, he was paid $800,000 in his first season.
"It's a great day for myself and for my family. To be able to represent this great state is an honor," Huggins said. "It's great to be able to work in a place where you enjoy the people that you work with and you trust the people that you work with."
To each his own, perhaps.
Call us crazy, but it always seems a bit odd for an educational institution to make a decade-long commitment to a guy known for both his failure to graduate his players at other schools and his own failure to behave. He hasn't been all that great a winner at this level. He hasn't gotten a smart and talented team to play together for some time, and he has had some run-ins with the law, namely those involving alchol and motor vehcicle operation.
Young Bobby ought to be thrilled just to have a job.