KEVIN OLLIE RUMORS & GOSSIP

College basketball coaches think Kevin Ollie will be next to jump to NBA

CBS Sports polled 110 college basketball coaches throughout the month of July, and one of the questions they asked the large group was which active coach would be the most likely to make the jump from college to the NBA? Thankfully, John Calipari isn’t #1, but who is might surprise you. 22 coaches, or 20% of those surveyed believe UConn’s Kevin Ollie will be the next college...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Endgame management: Avery Johnson and Kevin Ollie come up short

The arrival of March — just a week away — means that coaching decisions will be met with a lot more scrutiny. Let’s get into the habit, then, shall we? Two coaches made the same basic mistake this past weekend, and while their teams were already likely to lose, their decisions turned defeat from a likelihood to a certainty. Given the volatility of endgame college basketball...
Via The Student Section
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Syracuse And UConn Basketball Will “Hopefully” Play Next Season, Per Huskies Coach Kevin Ollie

Before conference realignment split up the 16-team Big East, Syracuse and UConn shared one of the better rivalries in college basketball. The two programs met by chance in the Battle 4 Atlantis this season, and played a fantastic game on Thanksgiving, which the Orange pulled out 79-76. According to Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie, the two programs will “hopefully” renew their...
Via College Spun
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ollie removes name from consideration for OKC job

By Steve DelVecchio Kevin Ollie released a statement on Wednesday saying he has no intention of leaving UConn, and he was apparently telling the truth. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports that Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the Oklahoma City Thunder job. There was — and still could be — some speculation that Ollie’s statement on Wednesday was merely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Kevin Ollie removes self from Thunder consideration

Kevin Ollie does not want to be a distraction for his team. According to the latest report, the Connecticut Huskies head coach is set to remain with the team rather than making the jump to the NBA to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder. The news comes from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. UConn’s Kevin Ollie has removed himself from consideration for the OKC head coaching position, sources...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie reportedly has ‘significant interest’ in Thunder job

Despite issuing a statement through UConn Wednesday saying he has no plans to pursue other jobs, a report says Kevin Ollie is very interested in the Oklahoma City Thunder job. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ollie has “significant interest” in the job. Despite public statement, UConn's Kevin Ollie has significant interest in OKC coaching job,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn’s Kevin Ollie: ‘No plans to pursue’ other jobs

Take a deep breath, UCONN fans. There is some news you are going to want to hear. Connecticut Huskies head basketball coach Kevin Ollie has addressed rumors regarding a potential jump to the NBA. According to the latest buzz, Ollie is drawing interest from the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. While that would be a great opportunity for Ollie and one where he could work closely with...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie Issues Statement Regarding NBA Rumors

UConn coach Kevin Ollie may have signed a five-year contract extension with the school back in May of 2014, but that hasn’t stopped reporters from speculating that he might leave for the NBA someday soon. Earlier this week, SNY’s Adam Zagoria reported that Ollie, who once played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was being “seriously considered” for the job, should current head...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie 'seriously considered' for Thunder job

By Larry Brown The Oklahoma City Thunder have not yet decided to part ways with Scott Brooks, but there are still plenty of indications they may plan to do so.  Last week Yahoo reported that the Thunder would be evaluating Brooks, who amid several key injuries missed the playoffs for the first time as OKC’s head coach. The report said Florida’s Billy Donovan and UConn’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2015  |  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
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