HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jim Calhoun Still Undecided On UConn Basketball Coaching Plans

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Jim Calhoun's UConn Basketball Coaching Chances Down To 55 Percent

Jim Calhoun had previously said he "fully plans on" remaining the Connecticut Huskies basketball coach for the 2011-12 season, but in the afterglow of UConn's national title win he's dialed that certainty down a little. Calhoun, to CBS Sports on whether he'll come back to coach another season:

Right now I can honestly tell you I'm 55/45 ... I want that program to continue -- whether I happen to be the head coach or am not the head coach ...  Eventually what I'm going to do, very honestly, is tell people 'If I'm there on Oct. 1, I'll be there [as coach]. If I'm not, I won't.' 

Losing Kemba Walker, facing suspensions, dealing with lost scholarships and coming off a championship would have any coach thinking about retirement. He says he's had enough of people asking him about whether he'll come back -- kind of wonder what percentage he could use to describe his coaching chances that would result in the most questions about his status. Fifty percent seems too obvious. Maybe 49? Ninety? Or lower, like 16.1?

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Jim Calhoun 'Fully Plans On' Coaching UConn Basketball Next Year:

After Jim Calhoun won his third national championship Monday night, the Connecticut Huskies coach's job status has become a hot topic all over again. In a Tuesday interview with ESPN Radio Chicago, Calhoun said he "fully plans on coaching basketball next year," though -- AHA! -- he did not specify that he would coach UConn basketball. Gotcha, coach!

Calhoun's answer to the question on his career plans:

I fully plan on coaching basketball next year. You know, once again, we'll have time in the next couple of months as I settle down, as we kind of look over everything, and I fully expect that I would. ... I've always been in love with basketball, I've never fallen out of love with basketball, but this team reaffirms me that kind of what we're doing is worthwhile because the kind of kids you have.  

Some have speculated that the pending suspensions and sanctions and so forth coming Calhoun's way could convince the coach to go out on top. Then again, it's not really spring time if somebody's not starting rumors of Calhoun's imminent exit, so happy spring, everybody. 

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