Former NBA participant John Amaechi criticized Bob Huggins on Tuesday after the West Virginia coach used an anti-gay slur twice throughout an interview on Monday.
The 52-year-old performed 5 NBA seasons between 1995 and 2003 (plus three seasons overseas), suiting up in 294 video games with the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers. Amaechi was an educational All-American whereas enjoying school basketball at Vanderbilt and Penn State and is now a psychologist and advocate for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.
He made historical past in February 2007 as the primary former NBA participant to publicly come out as homosexual.
« I don’t know the person — however he seems like a dinosaur, » Amaechi stated, based on a TMZ Sports activities report. « Faculty (and certainly professional) sports activities are affected by them. »
Huggins’ feedback got here throughout a radio look on 700WLW’s « Invoice Cunningham Present » and might be heard beneath. The longtime Mountaineers head coach (who additionally coached at Cincinnati for 16 seasons), was requested if his present program has recruited any Xavier gamers within the offseason.