School president declined to extend deal

Updated: May 13, 2005, 6:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Embattled Cincinnati head coach Bob Huggins was not offered an extension or reinstatement of his contract rollover provision in a meeting Wednesday with the university's president, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported in Friday's editions.

The paper also reported that a contract buyout option is being discussed. Huggins, who had the rollover clause in his contract removed after last summer's arrest for driving under the influence, has two years remaining on his deal.

"There was an initial meeting and I know of no final outcome of those negotiations," Cincinnati athletic director Bob Goin told the paper.

The meeting was in school president Nancy Zimpher's office and also included Goin, Board of Trustees chairman Phil Cox and Board vice chairman Jeff Wyler, according to the report.

Per Huggins' contract, he would receive $700,000 a year for the remaining two years of his deal if he is bought out by the school.

Huggins has a career record of 399-127 in 16 seasons with the Bearcats. His teams have qualified for 14 straight NCAA Tournaments.

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