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Calhoun To Receive Community Service Award From Basketball Hall Of Fame

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Jim Calhoun (Jim Rogash/Getty Images Sport)

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Connecticut men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been named one of three recipients of a special community service award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

Calhoun, along with Phoenix Suns guard Grant Hill, and Dr. Richard Lapchick, founder and director of the Institute for
Diversity and Ethics In Sport at the University of Central Florida, will receive the Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award on Sept. 6, prior to this year’s Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies.

Calhoun, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, is being honored for charity work including his donations to the UConn Health Center and his annual holiday food drive.

Calhoun has not said if he plans to return for a 27th season at UConn, where he has led the Huskies to three NCAA titles.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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