Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Calhoun at UConn Practice Today; Fisher Key off the Bench for 'Nova
I just got off the phone with UConn men’s basketball contact Kyle Muncy and he said UConn coach Jim Calhoun was currently at practice with the team “locally” in Philadelphia and that he expected the coach to attend the press conference this afternoon at the Wachovia Center.
“The team is practicing right now and coach is at practice and I would certainly anticipate that he’ll be with the team when they get to the arena,” Muncy said.
The school has not specified what the illness was that forced Calhoun to spend Thursday night in the hospital and miss the team’s first-round game with Chattanooga.
Muncy denied reports that it was related to dehydration or stress.
“None of those things,” he said. “Nothing that I’ve read has any basis in fact.”
**Also, read my feature on former St. Patrick and current Villanova standout Corey Fisher, the Big East Sixth Man of the Year.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.