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Calhoun also faced criticism for his team’s performance in the classroom. His team failed to qualify academically for the 2013 NCAA tournament under rules passed in the fall of 2011.

UConn sought a waiver citing improved scores in 2011-12, but that was rejected and five underclassmen left the Huskies after last season, two heading for the NBA and three transferring.

Ollie has never been a head coach at any level. He played at UConn and spent 13 seasons in the NBA before being hired as an assistant in 2010.

Calhoun, the state’s highest paid employee, signed a five-year, $13 million contract in 2010.

Under that deal, once he retires he is due either a $1 million cash payment or another 5-year job in the athletic department with a $300,000 a year salary.

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AP College Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell in New York contributed to this report.