Jim Calhoun has always stopped short of saying he is done coaching when discussing his future with writers and reporters. The 71-year-old is still very involved with the UConn basketball program, but would he consider a coaching return? ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that Calhoun is interested in the vacant Boston College job.
Calhoun stepped down at UConn because of his physical health. A cancer survivor, Calhoun officially announced he was leaving the Huskies shortly after breaking his hip in a bicycle accident in August of 2012. He recently said he is in very good health and was asked on Friday morning if he would be interested in coaching at BC.
“I would not be opposed to talking to anyone about basketball,” Calhoun said.
Calhoun has always remained true to his Boston roots. He grew up in Braintree, Mass. and coached at Northeastern from 1972-1986 before going on to win three national championships at UConn. Unfortunately for the legend, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that BC is not interested in hiring Calhoun.
BC fired Steve Donahue earlier this week after he compiled a 54-74 record with the Eagles through four seasons.