The Jim Calhoun era has come to an end at the University of Connecticut.
It was an era that saw Calhoun take a run-of-the-mill basketball program in the sports-crazed New England area and turn it into a three-time national champion powerhouse.
But it was also an era that ended with somewhat of a cloud hovering over it. Whether you like it or not, Yahoo! Sports investigations, lackluster APR scores and an NCAA tournament ban are all part of Calhoun’s legacy as well.
Whatever your feelings about Calhoun and the timing of his exit, you have to admit that he is one of the greatest coaches of all time.
Calhoun and seven of his peers presented here make up a sizable chunk of the cohort of legendary coaches.