Legendary UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun to retire
Storrs, CT, United States (NewsBahn) – Legendary UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is ready to retire, major media outlets are reporting.
Calhoun, who will be replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie, has won three national titles at the school, winning it all in 1999, 2004 and 2011.
Calhoun, 70, coached 14 years at Northeastern and the last 26 campaigns at UConn, winning a total of 873 games.
Calhoun has battled health issues in recent years, including a hip fracture he suffered in August when falling off his bicycle.
More seriously, Calhoun is a three-time cancer survivor who missed eight games last season due to a spinal condition.
The program has also had its problems, including being academically ineligible for the coming season.
Iowa State beat UConn in the opening round of the NCAA’s last season, though the Huskies did win 20 games.