Say what you will about his demeanor and the ethical missteps he made towards the latter stages of his career, but there is no denying that Jim Calhoun exits college basketball as one of the most impactful and noteworthy characters in hoops history. On Thursday, in front of a packed house, Calhoun finally called it quits – a year later than he probably should have.
"We were going to have something to say about the future of basketball in the Big East," Calhoun said (via USA Today). "The first step is to believe you can be special. I have been blessed with so many people who believed in that dream. This could only have been accomplished with a collective effort. That's the story of UConn."
Over the course of his time at UConn Calhoun won three national championships and 10 regular season league titles.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.