Jim Calhoun, 68, is the elder statesman of the Final Four. John Calipari’s 52. Brad Stevens is 34. Shaka Smart’s 33.
That’s ages have been brought up more than once to Calhoun, who’s making his fourth Final four appearance. But he’s a good sport about it.
“I feel like Fred MacMurray with Shaka being the brilliant and very smart, but cool, fighter,” Calhoun said Friday. “Brad hasn’t said the wrong word, ever. He’s your middle child. Never said a wrong word. I said, ‘Brad, lighten up a little bit. I screw up every two minutes. Would you just screw up once?'”
“Then we have our problem older child who is also brilliant and a terrific, terrific basketball coach. As Fred MacMurray would say, ‘My Three Sons.’”
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