Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Huggins’ Heart Attack Cemented Cal Friendship; UK’s Patterson Motivated to Play West Virginia
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In late September 2002, Bob Huggins suffered a massive heart attack while at the National rental car outlet at the Pittsburgh International Airport.
After laying on the cement across from a Hertz rental car booth, Huggins ended up in an ambulance headed for Sewickley Valley Hospital in Sewickley, Pa., about 5 miles from the airport.
“What’s the ETA?” Huggins, who was then the head coach at Cincinnati and headed to a coaching clinic before he had trouble breathing, asked the ambulance attendant.
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**Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson, a West Virginia native, is looking forward to playing the Mountaineers in the Elite Eight. Read that story here.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.