Auriemma Issues Statement On Calhoun/Ollie

Here is a statement from Geno Auriemma, who was out of state today, regarding the retirement of Jim Calhoun and the promotion of Kevin Ollie to UConn head men’s basketball coach …

“The great success achieved by the UConn men’s basketball program under Jim Calhoun’s leadership helped propel the University of Connecticut onto the national stage,’’ Auriemma said. “His contributions to this University have been positive and will be long lasting. I want to take this opportunity to wish Jim Calhoun all my best in a long, happy and healthy retirement.

“I have always admired Kevin Ollie as a person and as a player and know that he will make the most of this opportunity. He has had great success in everything he has done and I am confident this will be no exception.’’