|UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun retiring|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 September 2012 09:00|
The 70-year-old Hall of Famer and the school released a statement shortly before a news conference at center court in Storrs, where Calhoun led the Huskies for the past 26 seasons, racking up 625 of his 873 wins.
Calhoun will take a transition appointment through next spring as a special assistant to athletic director Warde Manuel. When he is fully retired, Calhoun will become head coach emeritus.
Calhoun has been slowed by health problems in recent years including a fractured hip last month.
Assistant coach Kevin Ollie, who played point guard for Calhoun from 1991-95, will be the Huskies' new coach. His contract runs through next April 4 and he will be paid $625,000.