MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bob Huggins underwent right hip replacement surgery Monday morning and family members said the West Virginia basketball coach was recovering in good fashion.

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With his right hip ailing, WVU coach Bob Huggins used a sideline stool last season.

For much of last season, Huggins used a sideline stool during games because it became too painful to get up and down from the bench seats. After postgame news conferences at the WVU Coliseum, he frequently winced while stepping down off the foot-high platform.

Before the Big 12 tournament, Huggins discussed needing the surgery but joked “I don’t want to do the rehab.”

The 60-year-old Huggins, having completed his seventh season as the Mountaineers’ coach in March, hosted his annual fantasy camp over the weekend.

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  • Bartholamule

    Drink lots of milk Bob. Maybe a White Russian. Nadia Comăneci.

  • Bartholamule

    It's tough getting old but it beats the alternative.

    • S. Sanders

      The alternative is not good if you are in pain and can't enjoy life. I'd rather be up there with some of my loved ones.

  • Sara

    I know a treadmill that is available for your rehab!!

    • william

      I think he fell over one too many coffee tables!

    • william

      I guess he fell over one to many coffee tables!

  • John

    God Bless coach Huggins and God Speed on his recovery Huggy Bear

  • john

    God Bless coach Huggins and God Speed on his recovery Hugg Bear

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  • Mister Man

    Good luck with your rehab, Coach Hugs. My family and I wish you the best.

  • Tom Izzo

    Speedy recovery to you coach.
    And keep those transfers coming.

  • BH

    Speedy recovery, Coach Huggins. A healthy diet plus exercise and you'll be fine.

  • richard

    speedy get well coach huggins! work hard on rehab and like someone else on this page wrote----at least try to lose some weight. you're tall and it wouldn't take a lot to make a difference on your hip. i and (we) want you around for a long time!! that just killed some of the haters on here.

  • In da stickes

    Get some of that weight off coach. Give your joints a break. (pun intended)

  • Tom Macaluso

    Best wishes Coach. Get well soon!! The rehab is going to be rough, but your are a Mountaineer, no sweat.

  • Omg

    Dang...this guy has body parts transferring now. Let's hope he can keep the rest of his body together or it will be a long year.

  • GoEers

    Get well soon Coach. I look forward to watching you roam the sidelines again in November.

  • Mountaineer Fanatic

    Speedy recovery. Best coach ever.