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George Blaney retiring from Connecticut

Updated: June 13, 2013, 1:37 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- George Blaney has announced an end to his 43-year coaching career, retiring after 12 seasons as an assistant at Connecticut.

The 73-year-old's departure comes a season after his longtime friend Jim Calhoun stepped down as head coach.

Blaney stayed through the 2012-13 campaign in part as a mentor to first-time head coach Kevin Ollie, and helped lead the Huskies to a 20-10 record. He said Thursday he feels now is the right time for him to retire.

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