While the school has not officially released the ailment that has forced men's basketball head coach Jim Calhoun to take an indefinite leave of absence, a university spokesman said Tuesday night that Calhoun "is not dealing with a cardiac problem or cancer." Additionally, the coach will not be hospitalized. Athletic director Jeff Hathaway had this to say:
"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."
Blaney will coach the team beginning with Wednesday's game at home against St. John's.
Calhoun has a long history of illness, including three bouts with cancer.