Report: Calhoun elected to Hall of Fame
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – University of Connecticut men’s head
basketball coach Jim Calhoun was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball
Hall of Fame, according to a report in the Hartford Courant.
Calhoun will be introduced as part of the class of 2005 on Monday in St.
Louis, where the Final Four is taking place. He was one of 16 finalists
announced in February. In order to be elected, a finalist must receive at
least 18-of-24 votes from the Honors Committee.
The 62-year-old Calhoun just completed his 19th campaign with the Huskies and
33rd overall as a collegiate head coach. He spent 14 seasons at Northeastern.
For his career, he has compiled a 703-310 record, including a 455-173 mark at
The Huskies went 23-8 in 2004-05 and were ousted in the second round of the
NCAA Tournament by North Carolina State.
Under Calhoun’s guidance, UConn has made 13 appearances in the NCAA Tournament
and has captured two national championships (1999, 2004).
In January, Calhoun agreed to terms on a new six-year contract that will run
through June 30, 2010. Upon completion of the six-year term, an additional
two years will be added to the contract with compensation to be negotiated
during the summer of 2009.
The enshrinement weekend is scheduled for September 8-10 in Springfield, MA.