Tuesday, January 19, 2010


UConn announced today that Jim Calhoun will take a medical leave of absence from his head coach position, effective immediately.

The following is a statement from University of Connecticut Health Center physician Peter Schulman, M.D., Jim Calhoun’s primary care physician:

“It is my recommendation that Coach Calhoun take a medical leave from his coaching position to address some temporary medical issues, none of which involve any previous medical conditions that he has dealt with.”

The following is a statement from UConn Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway:

“Our primary concern is Coach Calhoun’s health and his complete recovery. We will do everything possible to support Coach during this time. Jim and I both know that the men’s basketball program is in very capable hands under the leadership of Associate Head Coach George Blaney.”

Calhoun was at practice on Monday but isn't currently with the team for its 4 p.m. practice today. Blaney dealt with the media today at 12:30 p.m.

UConn spokesman Kyle Muncy said that, at this time, he doesn't anticipate discussing a timeline for Calhoun's potential return.

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