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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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Napier has surgery on right foot, out several weeks

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Another Husky is down. Roughly a week after news of Tyler Olander’s ankle sprain leaked, Shabazz Napier underwent surgery on his right foot to repair a “bothersome stress fracture,” the school announced Monday. The junior guard had a right fifth metatarsal internal fixation performed Friday at the UConn Health Center, basically meaning that a screw […] [Read More]
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UConn to visit Rathan Mayes Wednesday

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While Jim Calhoun’s future remains a mystery, the UConn coaching staff continues a busy offseason of recruiting. Xavier Rathan Mayes, one of the team’s top targets for the class of 2013, told Hearst Connecticut Media Group that UConn will drop by his Ontario home on Wednesday. The visit was initially penciled in for Friday, but […] [Read More]
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Replacing a Legend: Promote from within or hire outside?

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Jim Calhoun told Sports Illustrated Wednesday that he’ll likely have “something to say” regarding his future within two weeks. If you haven’t seen the piece, you should definitely check it out. It’s an interesting read. Calhoun opens up, and you sense from the story’s tone that he may be leaning towards retirement. In today’s Connecticut […] [Read More]
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