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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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NBC 30: UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will retire

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UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will retire, according to a report from NBC 30 in Connecticut. Calhoun, 70, has been the basketball coach at UConn for 26 years and won three national championships. Citing sources, NBC said his retirement was “imminent.” From NBC 30: It is a matter of Calhoun and his agent “dotting […] [Read More]
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Notes from Gampel Pavilion

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I was at UConn this afternoon for football duty (visit the Hearst Connecticut blog here), so I stopped by Gampel Pavilion to check in with the good old hoops program. Some quick observations: *Jim Calhoun was in the office today, still on crutches. In brief passing, he said he could walk without the crutches, but […] [Read More]
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