STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Jim Calhoun has retired as men's basketball coach at Connecticut. In 26 years he led the school to three national championships. The 70-year-old Hall of Famer made the announcement this afternoon. He is being replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie, a former player for Calhoun.
Calhoun will take a transition appointment through next spring as a special assistant to the athletic director. When he is fully retired, Calhoun will become head coach emeritus.
Calhoun has been slowed by health problems in recent years including a fractured hip last month.