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.
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.