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Auriemma says question was 'unfair'

Updated: February 22, 2009, 11:13 PM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma came to the defense of the university's men's coach Sunday, a day after a heated exchange between Jim Calhoun and an activist over Calhoun's seven-figure salary.

Auriemma, who recently signed a 5-year, $8 million deal, said he doesn't think it's fair to ask someone who has worked as hard as Calhoun whether he deserves the money he makes, especially during a postgame news conference.

"I think it's unfair in this setting ...

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