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Jim Calhoun

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  • Lakers should target Connecticut's Kevin Ollie as next head coach

    Lakers should target Connecticut's Kevin Ollie as next head coach
    The NCAA's Final Four kicks off Saturday with the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies looking to upset the top-seeded Florida Gators, while the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will try to hold off the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats. The only top 10...
  • Academic Progress: Two Smart Decisions In Storrs

    Academic Progress: Two Smart Decisions In Storrs
    DeAndre Daniels announced Friday that he is entering the NBA draft. Ryan Boatright announced he is staying at UConn for his senior season. They made the correct decisions. The two three-pointers in a 102-second span that turned Florida's 16-4 lead...
  • With D'Antoni Out, Ollie's Name Surfaces Amid Lakers Rumors

    With D'Antoni Out, Ollie's Name Surfaces Amid Lakers Rumors
    UConn coach Kevin Ollie has become the subject of speculation on both coasts and most places in between as the Los Angeles Lakers began their search for a new coach. The Lakers job opened when Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday night. By Thursday morning,...
  • UConn Has Begun Talks To Restructure Ollie's Contract

    UConn Has Begun Talks To Restructure Ollie's Contract
    With NBA teams looking for head coaches, Kevin Ollie is in a no-lose situation. Based on all that he has said, his heart remains with UConn and talks aimed at a new contract are underway, two sources told The Courant on Friday. A source close to...
  • Mix A Dash Of Ollie, A Pinch Of Calhoun, You Get Donovan

    Mix A Dash Of Ollie, A Pinch Of Calhoun, You Get Donovan
    DALLAS — He built a basketball powerhouse, a multiple national champion, in a place where it never was supposed to happen. He played Big East ball for a Hall of Fame coach, became known for an inexorable work ethic, and later served as an...
  • Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out

    Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The foundation was shaking under the UConn basketball program and players were fleeing. Facing a postseason ban because it failed to meet NCAA academic standards, UConn saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Michael Bradley...
  • UConn's Kevin Ollie Continues To Improve The Landscape

    UConn's Kevin Ollie Continues To Improve The Landscape
    ARLINGTON, Texas – Kevin Ollie's mother wanted to get him out of South Central Los Angeles in the summer. And she wanted her son to maintain a relationship with his father, even though they lived 1,200 miles apart. So Dorothy Ollie, an ordained...
  • Kemba, Shabazz, The Shot, The Promised Land

    ARLINGTON, Texas — In the end, it is only a shot. The ball leaves the fingertips. The ball nestles in the net. The buzzer sounds. One team wins. The other team loses. And it's on to the next game. That's what coaches, invested in making sure...
  • There's A Reason For UConn's Success At Free-Throw Line

    There's A Reason For UConn's Success At Free-Throw Line
    ARLINGTON, Texas — UConn was in a free-throw shooting funk and Glen Miller was searching for a solution. Miller, director of basketball administration on Jim Calhoun's staff four years ago, was surfing the Internet when he discovered a video...
  • UConn Shows Heart The Size Of Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — On the grandest stage of all, the UConn men's basketball team grabbed the spotlight and sent an emphatic message to the rest of the country. The program left for dead in the wake of conference realignment isn't just alive, it's...
  • DeAndre Comes Through With A Giant Of A Game

     DeAndre Comes Through With A Giant Of A Game
    — The talent is unmistakable, a long body capable of delivering points on an outside jump shot or amid traffic near the basket. DeAndre Daniels has been tantalizingly good for the UConn Huskies. Yet there were games when he did little to...