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Jim Calhoun vows to stay in loop

Updated: October 1, 2012, 5:54 PM ET
Associated Press

CROMWELL, Conn. -- Jim Calhoun says he was in the shower at 7 a.m. last week when the phone rang.

It was Connecticut's new head coach, Kevin Ollie, seeking advice on how to handle some red tape with the admissions office.

The 70-year-old Calhoun retired as a coach last month, but he hasn't stepped away from UConn. Instead, he is carving out a new role at the school as a fundraiser, an advocate for UConn basketball, and a mentor to Ollie, his hand-picked successor who has never held ...

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