I am a Jim Calhoun fan, more now than ever before.
You want to take issue with the way he spoke to the reporter, go ahead, I don’t, but a fair debate. But as I learned a long time ago about business .. you are either making me money or saving me money … and if you aren’t doing either , then your job’s in jeopardy.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun got into a heated exchange at a post-game news conference Saturday with a freelance journalist and political activist who questioned why the coach of a public university was making $1.6 million in tough economic times.
“Not a dime back,” Calhoun joked as Ken Krayeske asked about Calhoun’s salary and the state’s budget deficit, which is estimated at $944 million for the current fiscal year and up to $8 billion over the next two years.
When Krayeske continued the line of questioning, Calhoun got angry.
This took place Saturday after the Huskies beat USF.
Calhoun makes the state money … a lot of money. In fact, he is one of the few state employees that actually generate revenue. Most of the rest provide us with services that in some cases are necessary and in many cases not. As for legislators they manage and spend our money.
But Calhoun makes money. I am a Jim Calhoun fan.