For decades, Jim Calhoun has led the University of Connecticut men’s basketball program to to top of the NCAA rankings. Per a report from NBC 30, Calhoun is set to retire from coaching Thursday after 40 years of coaching. Here are a few details:
UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun’s retirement is imminent, according to a source close to the coach.
Calhoun told NBC Connecticut’s Kevin Nathan Wednesday that nothing official has been finalized.
“Don’t be surprised by anything, even this week,” Calhoun said.
Calhoun has coached the Huskies to a 618-233 record and three NCAA championships (1999, 2004 and 2011). Calhoun’s health has caused him to miss time in recent seasons. The Huskies are also facing NCAA sanctions next season for failing to maintain academic standards from 2007-2010.
It is also being reported that Calhoun would prefer that former Huskies player and current assistant coach Kevin Ollie take over the program, but that remains to be seen. We will update with more information as it becomes available.