"We all have moments of quit in us. But I want to go out on my terms. So therefore, I'm gonna fight this."
Jim Calhoun's resilience both on and off the court is why he is this year's Best Coach at the @ESPYS. Join the fight at https://t.co/6NwFh2XdEK
“Coaching, teaching, mentoring, and making a difference in folks lives, young people is so important! It makes no difference if you do it in front of millions or no one at all. Win everyday and help another”.
-Jim Calhoun @ESPYS Best Coach Speech
For years we tried to tell folks that Jim Calhoun was an under appreciated icon and most people dismissed it as @UConnHuskies fan talk... love seeing him get a moment to shine in the national spotlight #ESPYS
AIC Hall of Fame and @Hoophall inductee.
And now, an ESPY winner.
Congratulations to Jim Calhoun ‘68 on being named 2019 Coach of the Year at the ESPYs!
Watch his speech: https://t.co/cnZuHg0Xtr
WTF? When did Jim Calhoun become a hero? This from a story on his retirement:
“His team was sanctioned for recruiting violations & banned from the 2013 NCAA tournament because of poor academic performance, & he has attracted as much criticism for questionable recruiting tactics” https://t.co/mNjzzckn65
The 2019 #ESPYS have come and gone. Winners included:
Giannis Antetokounmpo-Best Male Athlete
USA Women’s National Soccer-Best Team
Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams-Best Game
Jim Calhoun-Best Coach
All of tonight’s winners in the link (via @NBCLA):