Let me get this straight.
UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun completely overreacts to an out of left field question by a reporter about his salary and the state’s debt, looks like an unreasonable jerk doing it and yet somehow ends up “owning” the reporter?
Calhoun’s $1.6 million-plus salary is what it is. If it’s not a big deal, why get so defensive about it, Jim? And why the insensitive BS about “wanting to retire” someday?
Whether the question was dumb or not (I happen to think it was a legitimate question directed at the wrong person and in the wrong venue), Calhoun clearly let the reporter own him with his off-the-deep-end response. It would have been easy enough to simply say “my salary is funded by revenue brought in by this program” and left it at that.