Huggins, Calipari meet on big stage

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Bob Huggins was out of coaching for a year after being forced to resign his job at Cincinnati in September 2005 and, during that period, he figured out who his true friends were.
And from the world of coaching, there were two guys who called him often to check in on him. One was the late Skip Prosser; the other was John Calipari. For that, he will forever be grateful to both.
Both already had shown their colors a few years earlier after Huggins suffered a heart attack at Pittsburgh International Airport and was rushed to the hospital because both made time to come visit him.