Sep 13, 2012
Calhoun Expected To Announce Retirement

The Associated Press

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/UConn-basketball-coach-to-step-down-3861433.php

Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision Thursday, a person familiar with the decision said.

Assistant coach Kevin Ollie was expected to replace Calhoun, the person said.

Calhoun led the UConn program from obscurity to three national championships, but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month.

Calhoun, 70, won 873 games in 40 years, first at Northeastern and the last 26 years at UConn, and put four teams in the Final Four, winning national titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011.

Calhoun, who was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, is a three-time cancer survivor and missed eight games last season while suffering from a spinal condition. He returned four days after back surgery to coach the Huskies in their regular-season finale and the postseason.

The Huskies are expected to be ineligible for next year’s postseason because of poor academic performance.

In addition to his medical leave, he served a three-game suspension at the start of the Big East season last winter for failing to maintain an atmosphere of compliance.

Calhoun Expected To Announce Retirement

The Associated Press

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/UConn-basketball-coach-to-step-down-3861433.php

Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is retiring and plans to announce his decision Thursday, a person familiar with the decision said.

Assistant coach Kevin Ollie was expected to replace Calhoun, the person said.

Calhoun led the UConn program from obscurity to three national championships, but has struggled recently with health issues, including a fractured hip last month.

Calhoun, 70, won 873 games in 40 years, first at Northeastern and the last 26 years at UConn, and put four teams in the Final Four, winning national titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011.

Calhoun, who was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005, is a three-time cancer survivor and missed eight games last season while suffering from a spinal condition. He returned four days after back surgery to coach the Huskies in their regular-season finale and the postseason.

The Huskies are expected to be ineligible for next year’s postseason because of poor academic performance.

In addition to his medical leave, he served a three-game suspension at the start of the Big East season last winter for failing to maintain an atmosphere of compliance.






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