Blaney announces retirement

connecticut huskies jim calhoun george blaney college basketball

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - George Blaney has announced an end to his 43-year coaching career, retiring after 12 seasons as an assistant at Connecticut.

View NCAA Futures Odds

The 73-year-old's departure comes a season after his longtime friend Jim Calhoun stepped down as head coach.

Blaney stayed through the 2012-13 campaign in part as a mentor to first-time head coach Kevin Ollie, and helped lead the Huskies to a 20-10 record. He said Thursday he feels now is the right time for him to retire.

Blaney joined the staff at UConn in 2001 after compiling a of 461-383 record in head coaching jobs at Stonehill College, Dartmouth, Holy Cross, where he coached for 22 seasons, and Seton Hall.

He helped Calhoun guide UConn to two national championships and six Big East titles.

Bet NCAA Futures Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

 

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame Pick Can No. 21 Notre Dame cover a double-digit spread at home when it hosts Georgia Tech tonight at 6:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wisconsin vs. Michigan St. Pick Can Michigan State pick up a much-needed win at home today when it hosts No. 16 Wisconsin at 4PM ET?
Thumbnail Butler vs. Xavier Pick Will No. 22 Butler go on the road and cover as a small favorite against Xavier today at 3:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Syracuse vs. Louisville Pick Will No. 7 Louisville defend its home court when it hosts Syracuse today at 2PM ET in ACC action?
Thumbnail BYU vs. Gonzaga Prediction Will Gonzaga cover the point spread as a massive home favorite tonight versus BYU at 10:15PM ET?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages