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Washington coach Lorenzo Romar had nothing but praise for Kevin Ollie after Saturday's game at the XL Center.
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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.
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.
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...
Kevin Ollie had been working under a one-year, $625,000 contract since September.
UConn celebrates Kevin Ollie's contract with a solid all-around performance while defeating Washington. The Huskies even crashed the boards.
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1. Under Jim Calhoun the Huskies were known as an offensive rebounding team. In the past decade they never failed to rank among the 25 best teams in the nation in OR%. But Kevin Ollie's system is different (as are many of the players) and this year they're 316th nationally. Against Marquette they grabbed just 7 offensive rebounds, which equates to 19% OR%. Last year they...
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.
While it definitely wasn't a pretty win, it was a win as UConn beat the Washington Huskies 61-53 in front of...