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Is Kevin Ollie the right guy?

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Before the 2 p.m. news conference at Gampel Pavillion in which Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement, UConn administrators have announced Huskies assistant Kevin Ollie will take over — for now. Ollie, a two-time UConn captain who emerged from the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association to have a 13-year NBA career, has been strongly endorsed by […] [Read More]
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How state papers covered Jim Calhoun retirement news

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Unsurprisingly, Jim Calhoun’s expected retirement announcement dominated the front pages of state newspapers, nearly all of which have covered the Hall of Fame coach in one way or another for more than two decades. Here’s a look at how the news was covered: . [Read More]
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Timeline: Jim Calhoun through the years

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A Closer Look: Kevin Ollie

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Legendary UConn coach Jim Calhoun will formally announce his retirement at a 2 p.m. press conference Thursday. Kevin Ollie, an assistant for the past two years, will take over for this year, a source told Hearst Connecticut Media Group.  CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman reported that Ollie agreed to a one-year deal with an evaluation at the […] [Read More]
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Three Shining moments for Calhoun, UConn: Which is your favorite?

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Though there are other signature moments for which Jim Calhoun will be remembered — Tate George’s game-winner against Clemson during the Dream Season, any number of Ray Allen highlights — here’s a stat that’s nearly as central to his legacy as his 876 career wins: Calhoun coached in three national championship games and won all […] [Read More]
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Jim Calhoun: His best-of quotes

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“I’ll do everything in my power to make UConn the best basketball program it can be. I can’t do any more than that. I don’t work miracles.” – In his first press conference as UConn coach, May 15, 1986 “If you look at what we did … we were a reasonably good team and we go to […] [Read More]
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Twitter reaction to Jim Calhoun retirement news

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Calhoun hangs it up after 26 years at UConn

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STORRS — Jim Calhoun, the man who sculpted UConn into a national power, has decided that his work is done, according to a report released early Wednesday evening by NBC Channel 30. A source later confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media Group that Calhoun would indeed retire, and that Kevin Ollie would be named interim coach […] [Read More]
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