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Calhoun, Boeheim transformed Northeast hoops

Originally Published: September 9, 2005
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Pity the successors at Connecticut and Syracuse.

It's too early to say they have no chance, but they certainly will face two of the toughest gigs in the country.

Just think about what these coaches will have to follow: the two Jims -- Calhoun and Boeheim -- who put a face on basketball in the Northeast and essentially have anchored the Big East through the 1990s and deep into this decade.

So far, with no sign that either is close to retiring, they ...

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