As news of Jim Calhoun's retirement broke Wednesday night, reaction was swift on Twitter. A sampling of what people were saying:
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! @DanWetzel: Jim Calhoun, as expected, is set to retire. Nate Miles story ended our relationship but I enjoyed him. Intriguing personality to cover
Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! @WojYahooNBA: One thing I know Kevin Ollie brings to the job as UConn's coach: unquestioned integrity.
Doug Gottlieb, ESPN @GottliebShow: Calhoun retires the day ND leaves the Big East- this is rock bottom for the league right?
Trey Wingo, ESPN @wingoz: So Notre Dame to the ACC and Jim Calhoun retires? The Big East has had better days...
Gregg Doyel, CBS @GreggDoyelCBS: NBC in Connecticut: Calhoun's retiring. If UConn hoops were a stock, now's the time to sell. Dump it.
Peter Abraham, Boston Globe @PeteAbe: Covered UConn at the start of my career. Saw it from 9-19 in the Field House to the '99 title. Learned a lot watching Jim Calhoun
Jeff Goodman, cbs.com @GoodmanCBS: Count me as a Kevin Ollie fan, but he has limited college experience - and this is a daunting task at UConn right now. Talent level low.
Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune: @ChiTribHamilton #NotreDame HC Mike Brey on Jim Calhoun retirement: "That's another blow to the Big East, quite frankly, to see him retire."
Erin Andrews, Fox @ErinAndrews: Always loved my time with UConn's Jim Calhoun. Great memories talking not only Huskies, but Celtics & Red Sox w/ him. I'll miss you Coach!
Mike Anthony, Courant @ManthonyCourant: Spent 6 years covering #UConn. Have never met a more fascinating, complicated or competitive man than #Calhoun. Enjoy the next chapter, JC.
Mark Whicker, Orange County Register @MWhickerOCR: Rip Hamilton, with Pistons during tough series with MIA in 2005: "I played four years for Jim Calhoun. I can go through anything.
Syracuse Post-Standard @PSBasketball: Calhoun retires. Boeheim, Brey and Dixon headed to ACC. Big East coaches with longest tenure at current school? Jay Wright and Rick Pitino.
Tom Penders, retired coach @TomPenders: Happy for Jim Calhoun. Did an incredible job at my alma mater! Also happy for K. Ollie. Classy guy, smart too. I wish him the best. Go UConn
Charlie Villanueva, former Husky @CV31: Coach Calhoun is going to retire.........wow
David Leitao, former Calhoun assistant @CoachDLeitao: One would have to have spent time around Coach Calhoun to understand the impact he's had on life's n the game of ball#specialman