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UConn’s Jim Calhoun Opts To Retire

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Legendary college basketball coach Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement today. The 70-year old Hall-of-Famer will be replaced by UConn assistant coach Kevin Ollie.

Calhoun leaves an incredible legacy behind at Connecticut. While coaching the Huskies from May of 1986 up until today, Jim led UConn to 4 Final Four appearances, and 3 National Championships. Before coaching the Huskies, Calhoun was the head coach at Northeastern where he spent 14 seasons.

Over his 40 years as a college basketball coach, Calhoun won a total of 873 games. He coached many college greats, some of which went on to star in the NBA. One such player was Kevin Ollie. After starring at UConn, Ollie spent 13 seasons in the NBA. Shortly thereafter, he was hired as an assistant for the Huskies in 2010. Now he has to fill the legendary shoes of his former Hall-of-Fame coach.

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