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Report: Jim Calhoun may be interested in BC job

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  March 21, 2014 12:31 PM

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Forget Tommy Amaker, is Jim Calhoun in line to become the next Boston College menís basketball coach?

ESPN.com reported on Friday that the former UConn coach has interest in filling the vacant position in the wake of the school firing Steve Donahue earlier this week. Calhoun, a native of Braintree, hasnít coached since 2012, the year he stepped down from his longtime position at Connecticut with a broken hip.

Calhoun, who is the special assistant to UConn athletic director Warde Manuel, recently told ESPN that he was in good health and wouldn't rule out a return to coaching. When reached for comment on Friday morning, Calhoun declined to talk specifically about any interest in the BC job. However, he did not rule out his interest in returning to the sidelines.

"I would not be opposed to talking to anyone about basketball," Calhoun said.

The 71-year-old Calhoun is 873-380 in his collegiate career, one of eight Division 1 coaches in NCAA history to have won more than 800 games.

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