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KEVIN OLLIE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Turn: Kevin Ollie Competes In Chip-Off Challenge

Kevin Ollie, head coach of the reigning NCAA national champion UConn Huskies men’s basketball team, made a recent visit to “The Turn.” In addition to chatting about college basketball and his dream golf foursome, Ollie joins Shane Bacon and Lou Holder in a “chip-off.”  Back9Network’s flagship hour of golf, pop culture, debate, and entertainment will be delivered on “The...
Via Back9Network
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Wants To Stay At UConn For Length Of Contract

Kevin Ollie recently signed a five-year extension with UConn on the heels of Ollie leading the Huskies to the school’s second national title in four years. The extension will keep him in Storrs through 2018, and according to Ollie — who has received a ton of interest from NBA teams with head coaching vacancies — he plans on honoring the entire deal.  Kevin Ollie: “I have...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Signs 5yr/$15M Deal with UCONN

  Kevin Ollie will officially NOT be coaching the LA Lakers. He has signed his new deal with UConn that will pay his $15M over 5 years. Here is what he had to say in a statement: “I’m very pleased that we were able to agree to a new contract and that we’ll be able to continue to build upon the success we’ve had,” Ollie said in a statement. “It’s a humbling experience...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie To Stay At UConn, Receives $3 Million Annual Contract Extension

For Kevin Ollie, it appears the NBA can wait. The Connecticut coach was rumored to be a hot commodity among NBA teams this offseason, but the 41-year-old will be remaining head man of the Huskies, according to a report by Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski.  Kevin Ollie has reached agreement on a $3 million annual contract extension at UConn, spurning the NBA, sources tell Yahoo Sports...
Via College Spun
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ollie wants more money than Kerr to go to NBA

If this report is true, Kevin Ollie is one confident man. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, if Ollie decides to leave UConn for the NBA, he’ll want a contract larger than what Steve Kerr signed with the Golden State Warriors. One source with knowledge of at least one team’s coaching search said Ollie will want a contract larger than the five-year, $25 million...
Via Thacover2
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Tweets After Lakers Rumors Heat Up: “Don’t Believe Everything You Hear”

Kevin Ollie’s name has been connected to the Lakers opening before the job was even officially open, and many consider the Los Angeles native to be a favorite for the spot. This morning, reports came out that Ollie will meet with the team about the job in the coming weeks. While anything can happen, especially with one of the top jobs in pro sports, Ollie seems to be downplaying...
Via College Spun
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ollie talking new contract but will listen to NBA

The University of Connecticut is working hard to sign Kevin Ollie to a long-term deal before the Lakers or some other NBA team swoops in to steal him. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Ollie and Huskies have started the groundwork on a new contract, despite not ruling out the NBA. Sources: Kevin Olllie has started new contract talks with UConn, but hasn't ruled out listening to...
Via Thacover2
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Will Entertain Lakers Offer For Coaching Position

  Kevin Ollie has generated a lot of interest since his alma mater, UCONN, won the 2014 NCAA title and with D’Antoni resigning, the Lakers are looking for some new blood to take over their coaching position. “He’ll listen, but he’s real committed to his alma mater,” said a person familiar with Ollie’s thinking. Im not surprised that Ollie is keeping an open ear to one...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Players Congratulate Kevin Ollie And UConn on NCAA Title Win

The UConn Huskies were crowned national champions after a 60-54 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats Monday night. They were led by head coach Kevin Ollie, who has done a spectacular job with this ball club. Point guard Shabazz Napier led the way for UConn with 22 points (8-of-16 from the field) six rebounds and three takeaways. Napier had no conscience in the first half, shooting...
Via Basketball Bicker
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mushnick: UConn head coach Kevin Ollie 'painfully deficient in fundamental, spoken grammar'

Never noted that UConn head coach was a poor public speaker. This morning Kevin Ollie is ripped by Phil Mushnick as part of his rip on the NCAA.To that endless end, it seems to bother a lot of emailing folks — especially Connecticut taxpayers — that UConn’s second-season, UConn-educated and graduated basketball coach, Kevin Ollie, as a representative of the State’s namesake...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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