Friday, August 26, 2005


The Bull Shit Letter Nancy Z, UC's current President is sending out to people who write her about what she did to Huggins. She is trying to re-write history, fuck her and what she stands for. Huggins Forever!!!

Thank you for taking the time to write to me and to share your views regarding
the University of Cincinnati Men’s Basketball Program.

Please know that I am listening to you and your fellow alumni on this issue. I
understand that you wrote out of concern for the university and that you want
the best for UC. Though we disagree on the handling of this particular issue, I
know that we both want the best for this university and for our extended
university community.

There has been a great deal of misunderstanding and misinformation regarding
recent events. Many people think that I and the UC Board of Trustees “chose” to
part ways with Coach Bob Huggins at this time. We did not.

Mr. Huggins publicly affirmed, on May 16, 2005, his desire to finish coaching at
UC under the terms of his current contract. Then, in July 2005, Mr. Huggins
contacted UC through his agent to request that we reopen negotiations regarding
his employment status. At that time, he made it clear that he no longer wished
to fulfill the terms of his contract. Thus began the process of negotiating
Coach Huggins’ separation from UC.

I wish that the timing of events could have been different. However, the timing
was indeed controlled by Mr. Huggins and dictated by his approach to us on July
12, 2005.

We were not able to provide public notice of these events earlier in this
process because of the confidential nature of personnel discussions. We were
forced to do so abruptly and in a way that surprised alumni like you because of
a public records request by news media. We regret that it was impossible to
provide advance notice to our alumni.

Throughout recent events, we have recognized Coach Huggins’ record of
achievement and have worked to accommodate his interests. Till July 12, we
thought Mr. Huggins would be coaching in the Big East. However, because he
decided that he was unable to honor the terms of the May 16 agreement, we have
worked to develop an equitable separation that is fair to all concerned.

I appreciate that you took the time to write. I hope you appreciate that we want
our students to win in the classroom as well as on the basketball court and
playing fields. With your help, our high expectations and commitment to
excellence will be realized, and we hope you will join in our efforts.

Best regards,



At 7:21 AM, Blogger T-Merch said...

Okay, explanation for those of us not in the know?

At 6:47 PM, Blogger jay.c.b. said...


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