NCAA coaching legend Jim Calhoun, who grew up here in Braintree, has decided to retire as head coach of the University of Connecticut after 26 years and three national titles.
ESPN reported that Calhoun will announce his retirement Thursday at a press conference, and that he will be replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie.
During his career at Northeastern and UConn, Calhoun won 873 games, according to ESPN, and brought four teams to the Final Four. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.
Out of Braintree, Calhoun attended college at American International College in Springfield, coached at a few high schools, including Dedham, and was then hired at Northeastern.
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