Report: Calhoun to leave UConn
September 13, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - Jim Calhoun's days as head men's basketball coach are about to come to an end.
NBC Connecticut cited a source in a Wednesday report, saying the exit of the long-time leader of the Huskies program is "imminent."
That was followed by an additional report from the station, which revealed a press conference has been called for 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday, where former player and current assistant Kevin Ollie will be named as Calhoun's successor.
Calhoun, 70, was forced to take a leave of absence in the middle of last season due to a bout with spinal stenosis, a lower back condition that causes severe pain and hampers mobility. UConn went 20-14 overall and was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by Iowa State. Those health troubles were compounded by a fractured hip suffered while bike riding in July.