After 40 years of coaching, Jim Calhoun is finally ready to call it quits. The man who took control of a relatively unknown UConn team 26 years ago and led them to three national titles in a 12-year span will announce his retirement this coming Thursday.
According to USA Today, assistant coach Kevin Ollie will be named as Calhoun’s replacement. Via Mark Blaudschun and Jack Carey:
Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement Thursday after 26 years as men's basketball coach at Connecticut, according to a person familiar with the decision.
Assistant and former player Kevin Ollie will succeed the 70-year-old Calhoun and be given a one-year contract, according to the same person. who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition on anonymity because a formal announcement has not been made.
On top of winning three national championships, Calhoun also accumulated 873 total victories and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
UConn will make the official announcement at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
(Kudos USA Today)