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A Young Jim Calhoun? Advice To Dan Hurley Is To Be Himself

A Young Jim Calhoun? Advice To Dan Hurley Is To Be Himself

Jim Calhoun has been watching, as always, what goes on at UConn. To many, the new men’s basketball coach, Dan Hurley, is reminiscent of a young Calhoun.

Hurley, 45, is a year older than Calhoun was when he took over the program in 1986, and both are known for intensity. That’s probably where comparisons should end.

“I wouldn’t do that to anybody,” Calhoun said Friday before his biennial alumni Charity All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun Arena, reuniting dozens of former UConn men’s and women’s basketball players. “The important thing is, Danny is Danny. He’s not going to be anybody but himself. The thing he has going for him, it has nothing to do with...

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