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 head men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie, a 1995 UConn graduate, have come to a new agreement that will run from January 1, 2013 through April 15, 2018. The agreement covers the remainder of this season and the next five seasons. Ollie, who in his first season as the head coach at Connecticut, was previously working on a contract that runs through April 4, 2013. This new agreement replaces the old contract.
Ollie became the 18th head coach in UConn men's basketball history on Sept. 13, 2012, when he replaced retired Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun. He has led UConn to a 9-2 record this season entering Saturday nigh...