Mar 3, 2012, 2:27 AM EDT
UConn coach Jim Calhoun was back at practice Friday, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be coaching the Huskies when they play host to Pitt on Saturday.
In fact, Calhoun was mostly there to alleviate some restlessness, not because he feels better after having surgery to alleviate nerve pain in his back.
“I feel tired now,” he told the AP. “It’s the first time I’ve practiced in almost four weeks. So it’s kind of hard to anticipate where I will be. But hopefully I’ll wake up tomorrow and feel better. If I don’t, if I feel like I can’t give the kids my all for a couple of hours, then I won’t do it and I’ll try it on Sunday in practice again.”
“I have not made plans to do anything else except come back,” he said. “A few things along the way have gotten in my way.”
Calhoun, 69, has been on indefinite medical leave since Feb. 3, missing eight games in that span. UConn (17-12) has gone 3-5 without him and in is danger of not making the NCAA tournament and not defending as champions.
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