Geno Auriemma has no interest in coaching UConn men’s team
Geno Auriemma has shot down any potential rumors about him one day coaching the UConn men’s basketball team.
Kevin Ollie was recently fired as head coach of the Huskies’ men’s basketball team with the program currently being investigated by the NCAA for possible rule violations. Assistant coach Raphael Chillious is serving as interim head coach.
While the men’s team has uncertainty surrounding its head coach for the long term, the UConn women’s team has no such problems. Auriemma has been a constant for the Huskies since 1985. He has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in women’s college basketball. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to cross over the men’s side though.
After the Selection Show Monday, Geno Auriemma was asked if he had any interest in coaching the #UConn men: "None. Not at my age right now. I come here and do whatever I feel like doing. If I do that I've got to start all over like I'm 35 years old again. I'd kill myself."
— carl adamec (@CarlAdamec) March 13, 2018
Auriemma has become a fixture in Storrs, Connecticut and has earned legendary status as a coach. He recently won career game No. 1,000. For some, the temptation of a new challenge can be too much to ignore. Auriemma is clearly comfortable in his current role and it does not appear that will be changing anytime soon.
The UConnn women head to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed and will be looking for their fifth national championship in six years. The Lady Huskies play St. Francis (Pa.) in the first round on Saturday.