After it was announced that UConn Huskies head basketball coach Jim Calhoun will retire, Charlotte Bobcats and former UConn point guard Kemba Walker says that he was first shocked of the news.

“I was up here yesterday and he told me before anybody else. I was kind of shocked,” Walker said in an exclusive interview with College Spun. ”Me personally, I’ve always loved Coach. He was always so good to me.”

However, Walker is happy that assistant Kevin Ollie will be replacing him, so the Huskies don't have all that much to lose.

“KO’s been through it all,” Walker said. "He’s one of the people that you would love to get advice from. Whatever KO told me, I made sure I was a sponge and I soaked it all in.”

We'll see how the Huskies perform next season as they enter a new era.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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