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UConn Extends Calhoun 5 Years, $13 Million

STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun, coming off a year marred by health problems, an NCAA investigation and a disappointing performance on the court, has signed a 5-year, $13 million contract.

The deal announced Friday will pay the Hall of Fame coach $2 million retroactive to last season and $2.3 million next season.

Calhoun, who turns 68 on Monday, had been making $1.6 million under a previous contract that was set to expire on June 30.

Calhoun has won two national championships at Connecticut and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.

He took a took a medical leave of absence in January, missing seven games with an undisclosed condition.

The Huskies (18-16) lost to Virginia Tech in the second round of the NIT.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press


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