Auriemma: Could coach men, but no interest at age 63
STORRS, CONN. » University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he has no doubt he could coach the school’s men’s basketball team and enjoy it.
But the 63-year-old Auriemma says at his age, he has no interest in starting over as a men’s coach.
UConn fired Kevin Ollie on Saturday after a second consecutive losing season. Auriemma’s name has been among those mentioned as a possible successor. His teams have won 11 NCAA titles.
The Hall of Famer, who last coached males when he coached his son’s AAU team more than a decade ago, addressed the issue Monday night after his undefeated team was again picked as the top seed in the women’s NCA A Tournament.