Ken Krayeske's 40-Year Plan
Coach Calhoun Yells,
Refuses to Discuss Comcast Contract
Whoever wrote the headline,
Jim Calhoun Owns Reporter (Ken Krayeske),
needs a case of chapstick. He can share it
with the so-called beat reporters.
AND DON'T FORGET THE KNEE PADS!
The venom with which supposed journalists have responded shows there are many, many uncovered stories to be had. Why would so-called reporters help suppress questions?
By KEN KRAYESKE
Despite a multi-billion dollar budget deficit facing the state of Connecticut, UConn men's hoops coach Jim Calhoun, the highest paid state employee with an annual salary of $1.6 million, will not take a pay cut to help the state close its budget gap.
"Not a dime," Calhoun said during a post-game press conference Saturday, February 21, 2009 in Hartford, after the top-ranked Huskies ran over the University of South Florida Bulls.
"I have to retire," Calhoun said. He also mentioned that he makes more than $1.6 million with the side deals. But his value to the university is worth much more, he argued.
"We bring in $12 million to the university every year," Calhoun said. "Get some facts and come back and see me then."
Calhoun asked what the gate take was for the day, and I responded that I didn't know. He reiterated that the men's basketball program turns over $12 million a year to the university, and that benefits other players.
He said that I should talk to him after the press conference, but I was fine discussing it there. This isn't the place, he said. I suggested it was. He raised his voice, yelling like I was one of his college basketball player to who failed to get back on defense.
NOTE FROM A CT SPORTS WRITER:
headline should be "Calhoun the Sociopath Throws Another Sandbox Tantrum"
Comment @ MyLeftNutmeg
I don't always agree with Ken
But after reading everything the Hartford Courant had to say about this story in their print and web versions I more fully understand why they are a bankrupt and a failed organization.