I am a proud UConn and alum, and it pains me to say this, but maybe this is a sign that Jim Calhoun should retire. I mean, this is a transforative period for UConn basketball. Due to poor academics, the men’s basketball team will not be eligible for post-season play next season, and now this.
Calhoun has survived a rash of health issues over the years, including cancer, and he is now 70 years old. We’ll see how it shakes out.
Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun fractured a hip in a bicycle accident Saturday, hours before he was supposed to coach a group of his former players in a charity game.
The 70-year-old Calhoun was cycling near his summer home in Madison when he hit some sand and fell, said associate head coach George Blaney. The Hall of Fame coach underwent surgery Saturday night at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.
“He hit some sand and he has those shoes that are tied in, clip-ons,” Blaney said.