I like Kevin Ollie, a former UConn NBA player from UConn who returned to coach. Well, the last two seasons were dismal, even though Ollie won a National Championship in 2014, his first year. UConn won three additional NCs in the last 20 years in Men's basketball (Overall 11 NCs in Women's basketball since 1995 - Needless to say, Basketball is a big deal at UCONN, and even though Ollie won an NC, which is much more than most coaches have ever done, he still got the ax. Oh, well. Nice guys also need to WIN.
Rumors are flying about who the next coach will be. It has been suggested that Blaney, Calhoun's former Assistant may get the nod. It has even been suggested that Calhoun may even come out of retirement. I have no idea if there is any truth to that rumor. Calhoun won 3 UConn NCs.
I really think Calhoun will stay retired. As I said UConn takes winning at basketball very seriously, and I don't know if Calhoun would be able to keep up with the pace of the job at his age. Blaney might be a decent choice but frankly I would rather get someone who has a proven record as a head coach. Any suggestions?
Dan Hurley of the University of Rhode Island has been suggested.
I hear Rick Pitino is unemployed. I would grab him if there weren't other problems.