Breaking news this Thursday afternoon, via the magic of Twitter: UConn men's basketball radio broadcaster Joe D'Ambrosio reported on his Twitter feed that Jim Calhoun has returned from his medical leave to coach the Huskies, according to WTIC.
Can't find any other reports anywhere else just yet, but they'll be here as soon as we find them.
If true, we offer our hearty thanks that Coach Cal is apparently well once again. The Huskies can certainly use his guidance over this stretch run.
UPDATE: It is indeed true! Check out the official release from UConn's athletic department, below the jump.
February 11, 2010 (Storrs, Conn.)— University of Connecticut Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun has returned to his position following a medical leave of absence.
Coach Calhoun returned to the office this morning and has assumed his complete coaching responsibilities with no restrictions.
“I am excited to return to the team and my coaching staff,” said Calhoun. “I appreciate the hard work by the staff and team in my absence and am looking forward to being back on the court for practice this afternoon and moving forward. I am especially thankful to people for their support during the past three weeks, but also for the respect and privacy that everyone has provided me during this time. Dr. Schulman, my primary care physician, and I both felt that the time away was important for my personal and professional well-being and that I am ready to move ahead from this point at full speed.”
Coach Calhoun went on a temporary medical leave on January 19. He missed seven games during that time, during which the Huskies went 3-4.
Coach Calhoun will be available to the media Friday at the conclusion of practice in Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.