Controversial coach Jim Calhoun is leaving Connecticut the same way he coached it to three national titles – on his terms.
The 70-year-old Hall of Famer scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Thursday to announce his retirement, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Calhoun’s move had not yet been made public. WVIT-TV in Hartford first reported the expected announcement.
UConn is ineligible for the NCAA Tournament this season due to academic ratings that were too low. So it makes sense that he might want to leave now and not deal with an embarrassing situation.