UConn President Hoping Calhoun Stays As Coach

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The University of Connecticut’s new president says she hopes Jim Calhoun stays on as men’s basketball coach, but recognizes it’s a personal decision he will be making with his family.

Susan Herbst said Tuesday she has told the 69-year-old Hall of Famer that she loves having him in the job, and that his achievements as a coach and philanthropist inspire the UConn community.

But like others, she awaits Calhoun’s decision on whether he will retire or return for a 26th season at UConn this fall.

Calhoun led the Huskies in April to a third national championship.

He says he is not setting a deadline for himself to decide on whether to retire, and probably will not make up his mind until after a family vacation this month in the Caribbean.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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