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Jim Calhoun's Biography

James A. Calhoun (born May 10, 1942) is the head coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. His teams have won three national championships (1999, 2004, 2011), played in four Final Fours (most recently in 2011), won the 1988 NIT championship, and have won seven Big East tournament championships (in 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2011). In 2005 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. On Feb 25, 2009, Jim Calhoun won his 800th game when Connecticut beat Marquette, 93–82. On April 4, 2011, Calhoun won his third NCAA Men's Championship as the Connecticut Huskies defeated the Butler Bulldogs 53–41. The victory over Butler made Calhoun, at 68, the oldest coach to win an NCAA Division I men's basketball title.

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File photograph of University of Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun standing with his team as practice for the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship
File photograph of University of Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun standing with his team as practice for the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship
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Jim Calhoun News Stories

  • Heat's Shabazz Napier opens camp for kids

      News Source: Sun Sentinel | 2 days ago
    About 100 kids sat on the hardwood floor and looked up at their coach for the week Shabazz Napier . "Just have fun," Napier told them, emphasizing the word fun over and over. "That's what basketball was made for." Napier, 23, is back in Connecticut
  • Shabazz Napier's NBA Draft Stock Improves At Right Time

      News Source: The Hartford Courant | 1 month ago
    EDT , June 21, 2014 Shabazz Napier was playing in his 140th and 141st games for UConn , and there had been NBA scouts at nearly all of them. But there was still more to learn, and fresh eyes were now beginning to notice. One NBA executive was at
  • Shabazz Napier's Stock Soaring As NBA Draft Nears

      News Source: The Hartford Courant | 1 month ago
    Before the tournament, I would have projected him as a mid- to late-second round pick, one NBA personnel guy told me. But in the tournament holy cow Another league executive told me that after watching Napier for the first time in the games in

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