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Jim Calhoun Tells UConn President He Will Not Retire

Jim Calhoun (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jim Calhoun (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun is staying on the job, ending speculation he might retire.

Kyle Muncy, assistant director of athletics, said in an email that the 69-year-old Calhoun informed university President Susan Herbst that he will coach this coming season.

Calhoun had not set a deadline for himself to decide on whether to retire. He led the Huskies to a third national championship last April.

Herbst did not comment, but she has said in the past that she told the Hall of Famer that she loves having him in the job and praised his achievements as a coach and philanthropist.

Muncy said Calhoun will not comment.

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