Found December 29, 2012 on
Sox and Dawgs:
Well it's about frickin time UConn Huskies AD Warde Manuel got off his butt and gave UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie a long-term deal.
According to Andy Katz of ESPN.com, Ollie will be given a 5-year deal before Saturday night's game against the Washington Huskies. Katz reports that a press conference will be held at 5 p.m. to announce the deal.
This is huge for the future of the UConn men's program.
Not only does it give what former head coach Jim Calhoun wanted, it gives the UConn men some stability going forward off and on the court.
Ollie has done a tremendous job this season with what he has.
Despite not having a inside game, his Huskies team is 9-2. Like their coach who gives it his all, the team has been playing with that same mentality.
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Connecticut has called a news conference to announce a new contract for men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie.
A person in the athletic department says the final details were still being worked out Saturday afternoon and the contract had not been signed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak before a 5 p.m. news conference.
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar had nothing but praise for Kevin Ollie after Saturday's game at the XL Center.
Connecticut athletic director Warde Manuel no longer has to answer the question, "What are you waiting for?" Coach Kevin Ollie officially received a contract extension Saturday.
As we learned earlier on Saturday afternoon, UConn Huskies head men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has received a five-year extension of his contract from the school.
According to the acceptance letter Ollie signed, he will receive almost $7 million over the life of the deal.
Here's the full release from UConn:
HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Connecticut and...
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It was a great Saturday for UConn Huskies men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie.
Earlier in the day, he received a five-year contract extension giving the program some stability going forward. Then later, his team went out and rewarded his extension with a win.
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