UConn’s Jim Calhoun Says Passion for Basketball the Main Reason He Continues to Coach


Jim Calhoun could have gone out on top after his UConn squad won the national championship last season. But it just wasn't time.

Calhoun says his passion for the game of basketball is what keeps him coaching after all these years. He's been the head coach at UConn since 1986, winning three national titles in his career, but he's still fueled by the idea of another challenge.

This season, Calhoun's group will have a target on its back, as the Huskies look to repeat without Kemba Walker, who was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats. Calhoun knows it's going to be difficult to follow up with such a young team, but he's confident in the group he has.

To hear more from Calhoun, check out his 1-on-1 interview with NESN's Jayme Parker in the video above.

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