It is never easy replacing a legend, someone whose name is synonomous with the program.
As they say, though, someone has to do it.
Calhoun is in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, won three national titles (1999, 2004, 2010), took the Huskies from nowhere to everywhere. Called by some the greatest building job in college basketball history, what Calhoun did was leave his mark on the nation, the state and his players, one of whom was Ollie.
Ollie figures to be a lot like Calhoun. Ollie had to fight for everyhing he got in the NBA and what he got was a long career. Calhoun is a fighter who respects hard work. Ollie always has worked hard.
He'll have to do that more than ever now.
A look at some famous college coaches and their replacements:
Phog Allen, Kansas
Record: 590-219 in 39 seasons (746-264 overall)
Left: Retired in 1956 after one NCAA championship and 24 conference titles.
Replaced by: Dick Harp
Result: Harp was 121-82 and won two conference titles in eight seasons but resigned in 1964.
Lou Carnesecca, St. John's
Record: 526-200 in 24 seasons
Left: Retired in 1992 after leading St. John's to the Final Four in 1985 and 18 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Replaced by: Brian Mahoney
Result: Mahoney, who served as Carnesecca's assistant for 16 seasons, was fired after four seasons and a 56-58 record. Had three straight non-winning seasons at the school after leading the team to the NCAA Tournament his first season as coach.
John Chaney, Temple
Record: 516-253 in 24 seasons (741-312 overall)
Left: Retired in 2006 after five Elite Eight appearances and 17 NCAA Tournament appearances.