Sep 13, 2012; Storrs, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun takes questions after announcing his retirement after 26 years as head coach for the UConn men

NCAA Basketball Rumors: Jim Calhoun not interested in Boston College opening


During the AAC Men’s Basketball Tournament, former UConn Huskies head coach made some waves when he admitted to ESPN, live on the air, that he was in great health and hinted at the fact that he might be interested in returning to the coaching game sooner rather than later. That immediately brought upon speculation that he might be in the running to take over at Boston College. However, on Tuesday, Calhoun appeared on Sirius XM Radio on Chris Russo’s show, and he shot down the claims.

Let me give you a little background to make everybody, not everybody, but just to, not clear the air but I don’t want to get involved in anything with the tournament, with our team playing and all the other things and so on. But what happened is that when [our] good friend Doris Burke and then Andy Katz came over and they started talking, ‘Would you ever do it?’ Yeah, I would. I would think about coaching but it has to be the perfect situation. I don’t have to go hunting for a job. That’s not really what I’m desiring to do. But if something special came along I feel I still have enough zip, power and certainly love for the game, love for competition, that I’d do it. But it’d have to be the right situation for me and for that school. At this particular point I just don’t know if I would find the answer at Boston College. Nothing against Boston College, it’s a great school, it’s a terrific a school in what will be, in my opinion, the best basketball conference in America. You add Jamie Dixon, which you just did. You’re going to be adding Rick Pitino, you’ve got Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski. Great, great thing and I’m sure they’ll do very well but for me it’s just not going to…I have not talked to the people at BC.

Of course, even with the BC ties, you would think that if Calhoun were really dead set on returning to coaching, it would be at a place that’s in a much better position than the BC program is now. All in all, it just isn’t the right fit at the moment.

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