BOSTON (CBS) — Boston College needs a new head basketball coach, and one of college basketball’s biggest names has “significant interest” according to a report.
Former UConn coach and Braintree native Jim Calhoun is reportedly interested in the opening at The Heights, multiple sources told ESPN.
However, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski says the interest is not mutual.
The 71-year-old Calhoun stepped down from his UConn job in 2012 after a 26-year run that saw him lead the Huskies to an 873-380 record and three national titles (1999, 2004 and 2011). Calhoun broke his hip in August of 2012, leading to his retirement from the sideline, and is currently a special assistant to UConn AD Warde Manuel.
He declined to talk to ESPN about any interest in the Boston College job, but told the network “I would not be opposed to talking to anyone about basketball.”
Before his success in Storrs, Calhoun coached Northeastern University from 1972-86 and remains the school’s winningest coach with 245 victories. Under Calhoun, Northeastern went to the NCAA tournament four times.
Calhoun is just one of eight D-1 coaches in NCAA history with 800 wins.
Earlier this week, Boston College fired Steve Donahue after four years and a 54-76 record. BC was just 8-24 last season, and finished 4-14 in ACC play.
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