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are not eligible for NCAA tournaments will be unable to participate in conference tournaments. It's possible that UConn could appeal. But with West Virginia gone to the Big 12, the league would have a 14 team tournament without UConn.
Calhoun, 70, broke his hip in a bicycle crash in August and had surgery, the latest in a series of health issues that the coach faced in his last few years with the Huskies. Calhoun broke several ribs in another bike accident during a charity ride in 2009. He also has battled skin cancer and prostate cancer and missed eight games last season because of back problems. He had a 40 year head coaching career overall, including a stint at Northeastern, and had 873 career wins, sixth most among Division I men's coaches.
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Calhoun will be replaced by former assistant Kevin Ollie, an ex UConn player, who got a one year contract.
Meanwhile, Ollie, despite the lack of a long term deal, says he's up to the challenge.
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Air Force new coach: Dave Pilipovich; old coach: Jeff ReynoldsBinghampton new coach: Tommy Dempsey; old coach: Mark MaconBrown new coach: Mike Martin; old coach: Jesse AgelCal State Fullerton new coach: Andy Newman; old coach: Bob BurtonCanisius new coach: Jim Baron; old coach: Tom Parrotta Central Michigan new coach: Keno Davis; old coach: Ernie Zeigler Charleston new coach: Doug Wojcik; old coach: Bobby CreminsColorado State new coach: Larry Eustachy; old coach: Tim MilesConnecticut new coach: Kevin Ollie; old coach: Jim CalhounDuquesne new coach: Jim Ferry; old coach: Ron EverhartEastern Illinois new coach: Jay Spoonhour; old coach: Mike MillerFlorida International new coach: Richard Pitino; old coach: Isiah ThomasGrambling new coach: Joseph Price; old coach: Bobby WashingtonIdaho State new coach: Bill Evans; old coach: Joe O'BrienIllinois new coach: John Groce; old coach: Bruce WeberIllinois State new coach: Dan Muller; old coach: Tim JankovichKansas State new coach: Bruce Weber; old coach: Frank Martin LIU Brooklyn new coach: Jack Perri; old coach: Jim FerryLSU new coach: Johnny Jones; old coach: Trent JohnsonMiami (Ohio) new coach: John Cooper; old coach: Charlie ColesMississippi State new coach: Rick Ray; old coach: Ricky StansburyMississippi Valley State new coach: Chico Potts; old coach: Sean WoodsMorehead State new coach: Sean Woods; old coach: Donnie Tyndall Mount St. Mary's new coach: Jamion Christian; old coach: Robert BurkeNebraska new coach: Tim Miles; old coach: Doc SadlerNorth Carolina A new coach: Cy Alexander; old coach: Jerry EavesNorth Texas new coach: Tony Benford; old coach: Johnny JonesNorthern Arizona new coach: Jack Murphy; old coach: Mike AdrasOhio new coach: Jim Christian; old coach: John GroceRhode Island new coach: Dan Hurley; old coach: Jim baronRider new coach: Kevin Baggett; old coach: Tommy Dempsey St. Francis (Pa.) new coach: Rob Krimmel; old coach: Don FridaySaint Louis new coach: Jim Crews; old coach: Rick Majerus (medical leave)Samford new coach: Bennie Seltzer; old coach: Jimmy TilletteSMU new coach: Larry Brown, old coach: Matt DohertySouth Carolina new coach: Frank Martin; old coach: Darrin Horn Southern Illinois new coach: Barry Hinson; old coach: Chris LowerySouthern Mississippi new coach: Donnie Tyndall; old coach: Larry EustachySouthern Utah new coach: Nick Robinson; old coach: Roger ReidTCU new coach: Trent Johnson; old coach: Jim ChristianTennessee State new coach: Travis Williams; old coach: John CooperTexas Southern new coach: Mike Davis; old coach: Tony HarveyTexas Tech new coach: Chris Walker; old coach: Billy GillispieTulsa new coach: Danny Manning; old coach: Doug WojcikAlabama Birmingham new coach: Jerod Haase; old coach: Mike DavisUNC Greensboro new coach: Wes Miller; old coach: Mike DementVirginia Tech new coach: James Johnson; old coach: Seth GreenbergWagner old coach: Bashir Mason; new coach: Dan HurleyWestern Kentucky new coach: Ray Harper; old coach: Ken McDonaldWinthrop new coach: Pat Kelsey; old coach: Randy Peele.
The Big East would hold two games, instead of four, on the first day in New York. The 11th seeded team would play the No.14 seed and 12 would meet 13. The two winners would join seeds 5 10 the next day in the second round.
Story HighlightsKevin Ollie is one of 50 new head coaches this season at schools across the countryUConn is banned from the Big East and NCAA tournaments this season because of low APR scoresOllie says he up to the challenge of coaching without a long term dealConnecticut has won three men's national championships since 1999. The Huskies aren't leaving for another conference, at least not yet, but they won't be cutting down any nets this spring. They will, however, have to get used to a new boss on the bench.
Calhoun will take a transition appointment through next spring as a special assistant to athletics director Warde Manuel, and the school will name him head coach emeritus when he is fully retired.
The offcourt upheaval for the Huskies continued in September when Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun announced his retirement after 26 years at the school and the three national titles.
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But returning guard Ryan Boatright says the team didn't want to play for anyone other than Ollie, and Boatright says the players will take it upon themselves to make sure New Balance X Concepts Luxury Goods
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New Connecticut Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie talks after head coach Jim Calhoun formally announced his retirement after 26 years as head coach for the UConn men basketball team during a news conference at Gampel Pavilion. (Photo: David Butler II, US Presswire)
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UConn has been banned from the NCAA tournament this season because of subpar Academic Progress Rate scores. Connecticut became the first team from one of the six major conferences to face a postseason ban in men's basketball or football because of its APR scores.
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"I'm used to it," he says. "My first six years in the NBA, I didn't have a guaranteed contract. This is easy. This is exactly where I want to be."
Ollie takes over a team that returns five players who saw significant playing time last season.
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