News Conference Set for ‘Future of Men’s Basketball’

Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun speaks with members of the coaching staff during UConn Basketball First Night at Gampel Pavilion on Oct. 14, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Calhoun speaks with members of the coaching staff during UConn Basketball First Night at Gampel Pavilion on Oct. 14, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

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Following a report on NBC Connecticut yesterday that Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement today, the University announced last night that a news conference “to address the future of the men’s basketball program” will take place at 2 p.m. today at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. The news conference will be streamed live on UConnHuskies.com.

Calhoun has returned to campus recently while recovering from hip surgery, following a bicycling accident last month. He was injured on Aug. 4, the afternoon of the annual Mohegan Sun/Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Basketball Game, which benefits the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center.