CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) _ Former Connecticut basketball coach Jim
Calhoun says he’s finding a balance between staying involved in the
basketball program, and not overshadowing new coach Kevin Ollie.
The recently retired Calhoun appeared with Ollie on Monday
morning at a Middlesex Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Cromwell.
Calhoun says he’s been there to give advice and answer some 7
a.m. phone calls from Ollie, and will travel with the team for its
season-opening game in Germany and for a November tournament in the
He says he’s also looking forward to doing some things he hasn’t
been able to do for the past 40 years, such as visiting NBA
training camps to reconnect with former players. He says they can
expect to hear a fundraising pitch for UConn’s planned basketball
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