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UConn Basketball: Recruit Steven Enoch named Connecticut State Gatorade Player of Year

UConn Basketball commit Steven Enoch from Norwalk, Connecticut has recently been named the 2014-2015 Connecticut Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He is currently a senior at St. Thomas More School, the same school that former UConn Huskies Center Andre Drummond attended.  He previously attended Norwalk High School, a public school in his hometown. Transferring allowed him to...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Level Five Play Needed For UConn Men To Win American Tournament

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie will need a maximum effort from his team each game for a chance to advance in the American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. The UConn men’s basketball team isn’t exactly coming into Thursday’s opening round matchup of the 2015 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on the highest...
Via Sox and Dawgs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A Tuned-Up Rodney Purvis Means Ferrari Beats The Mustangs

HARTFORD — Buoyed by the most important victory of the season, Kevin Ollie said nothing is more powerful than a changed mind. Then again, Ryan Boatright said Rodney Purvis played his finest game in a UConn uniform Sunday because he stopped thinking.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
27 days ago

Ollie Mixes Up Lineup Again, With Good Results

STORRS – Kevin Ollie is still searching for that right combination. Against Tulane on Sunday, he did a 180-degree turn, and started Phil Nolan in place of Terrence Samuel – a "big" lineup.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
February 22, 2015

Ollie Seeking 40 Minutes Of Focus Against Tulane

UConn is running out of opportunities to do big things with this basketball season. Coach Kevin Ollie is still stressing the need to do the little things first.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
February 21, 2015

Ollie Keeps Same Lineup For A Change

DALLAS — UConn stuck with the same starting lineup at SMU that it used against Tulsa on Thursday. Coach Kevin Ollie seems to like what he sees with Ryan Boatright, Terrence Samuel, Rodney Purvis, Daniel Hamilton and Amida Brimah on the floor together.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
February 14, 2015

Late Dean Smith Sure Loved Beating Bob Knight At Golf

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith passed away over the weekend, saddening the sports world. He was 83.  In the wake of his passing, current UNC basketball coach Roy Williams reflected on the life of his good friend, along the way mentioning an interesting story about golf by the fine folks at Pinehurst. Dean Smith and the one coach he loved to beat… …at GOLF...
Via Back9Network
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgetown, UConn Basketball To Rekindle Big East Rivalry, Schedule Home-And-Home Series

Connecticut is no longer a member of the Big East, but that’s not stopping the Huskies from rekindling one of their old conference rivalries.  This afternoon, it was announced that Connecticut and Georgetown’s men’s basketball teams have scheduled a home-and-home series beginning in the 2015-16 season.  Georgetown coach JT3 and UConn’s Kevin Ollie had talked about a home...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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

UConn coach Kevin Ollie joins players on team's traditional Husky Run

  UConn coach Kevin Ollie put a new twist on the annual road race that marks the end of his team's preseason conditioning, and the unofficial start of a new basketball campaign. The 41-year-old former NBA guard laced up his own running shoes Wednesday and ran the 3.4 mile course with his team and some of its fans in the pouring rain. He finished the Husky Run in 21 minutes, 25 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Kevin Ollie To Be Honored With Ray Meyer College Coach Of Year Award

Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies acknowledges the crowd after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. This in from UConn: UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who guided the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA National Championship in just his second season as head coach...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: UConn’s Men’s Basketball Team Receives 2014 National Championship Rings

Connecticut’s 2014 men’s basketball national championship was one of the most surprising titles in NCAA history. The Huskies were a No. 7 seed and defeated No. 8 seed Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament championship game, 60-54.  Kevin Ollie’s squad has received its championship rings.  Check them out:  http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-24953535/photos Thoughts, UConn fans? From...
Via College Spun
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn Star Doron Sheffer Beat Cancer, Now Living Spiritual Life

Many moons ago, Doron Sheffer was a basketball star at the University of Connecticut playing alongside Ray Allen and Kevin Ollie for head coach Jim Calhoun. During his tenure from 1993 to 1996 at UConn, Sheffer became the first Husky with 1,000 points and 500 assists over a span of three varsity seasons. He was eventually drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of...
Via NESN.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie Approached By Brooklyn Nets About Head Coaching Job

After UConn won this year’s national championship, many predicted that young head coach Kevin Ollie would be near the top of many lists for NBA coaching jobs. He had previously been connected to the Lakers job, but in the spring he signed a five year extension to stay in Storrs. Now, after a ridiculous situation saw Jason Kidd get traded to Milwaukee, Ollie has been approached...
Via College Spun
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mick Cronin Signs a 7 Year Extension

The Cincinnati board of trustees finally approved the next contract extension for head baskeball coach Mick Cronin today. It’s a 7 year deal that will pay Cronin 2.2 million dollars a year. That makes him one of the 4 highest paid coaches in the American Athletic Conference behind Kevin Ollie of National Champion UConn, the legendary Larry Brown and Josh Pastner of Memphis. Cronin...
Via Bearcats Blog
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie says he will be at UConn for the duration of his contract

Winning a National Championship has paid off big time for UConn head coach Kevin Ollie. After hearing his name mentioned for multiple NBA head coaching jobs, Ollie signed an 5-year extension through 2018-2019 season. That’s pretty good for a guy who didn’t know what his future would be after taking over for Jim Calhoun. With speculation of NBA job openings in his future...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 04, 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

Video: Kevin Ollie Discusses New Contract, Future At UConn, Admits NBA Team Reached Out To Him

On Thursday, Kevin Ollie officially agreed to a contract extension with Connecticut. The new five-year deal will pay the 41-year-old $2.8 million a season, roughly 250 percent more than he was previously making.  The increased salary comes after a month of Ollie-to-the-NBA rumors. There are a decent amount of head coaching openings in the league, and with Ollie’s playing history...
Via College Spun
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie Signs New Five-Year Contract

As we learned earlier this week, UConn Huskies men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie finalized his five-year deal with the school on Thursday. Here’s the release from UConn including his contract: STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut and head men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie have agreed to a new five year contract that will run through May 31, 2019. Ollie became...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie Gets Five-Year Extension from UConn

Kevin Ollie has agreed to a new five-year extension with UConn – Mandatory Credit: David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Kevin Ollie is going nowhere. According to ESPN NCAA reporter Andy Katz, Ollie has reportedly agreed to a five-year extension with the Connecticut Huskies, and will pocket an average annual value of $2.8 million. UConn’s Kevin Ollie signed new 5-year contract w...
Via The Sports Journal
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Not Going to NBA, Signs Extension With UConn

After winning a national title in only his second season as a head coach, UConn’s Kevin Ollie has been one of the hottest coaching commodities ever since. He has been rumored to be o the radar of a number of […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Connecticut Extends Head Coach Kevin Ollie

There was a lot of interest from NBA teams coming towards Kevin Ollie, but he will supposedly spurn them all, signing a $3 million per year extension to stay at UConn (via Woj). Ollie led UConn to the national title in just his second season at the school, and did a great job last year keeping the players engaged when they had nothing to play for due to a postseason ban. Ollie has...
Via Bloguin Best
May 19, 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

Kevin Ollie, UConn Agree To Extension Worth $3M Per Season

Kevin Ollie and UConn have agreed upon a contract extension worth $3 million annually. Ollie led the Huskies to the 2014 National Championship. Ollie had received interest from NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly never made a formal inquiry into Ollie.
Via RealGM
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ollie Would Seek More Money Than Kerr To Leave UConn For NBA

Kevin Ollie will seek a contract better than Steve Kerr's five-year, $25 million deal if he leaves UConn for the NBA. Ollie led UConn to the national championship in his second season as head coach. Ollie is highly regarded amongst several of the NBA's better players from his time as a player.
Via RealGM
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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