KEVIN OLLIE NEWS

Report: Ollie removes name from consideration for OKC job

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie Removes Name From Consideration For Thunder Job

Kevin Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the head coaching job of the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to sources. Ollie has been considered a strong candidate for the job following his success at UConn and relationship with Kevin Durant. The Thunder are looking for a new head coach following their dismissal of Scott Brooks. Billy Donovan is also considered a top candidate...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie removes himself from consideration for Thunder job

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie has removed himself from consideration for the Oklahoma City Thunder's coaching vacancy, CBS Sports reports. Ollie, who played with the Thunder before taking over at UConn, was widely considered one of the top two candidates for the position with Florida coach Billy Donovan. Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking Ollie At His Word — Why Wouldn't We?

He can't turn around and take the Oklahoma City Thunder job now without coming off as disingenuous, devious and deceitful. Kevin Ollie hasn't been known as that kind of man. He wouldn't take the escalator to skip the staircase of honesty.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
5 days ago

Kevin Ollie could become candidate for Thunder job

Connecticut Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie released a statement on Wednesday saying he had no plans to pursue other jobs outside of his current gig. “As I have said many times, I am proud and honored to be the head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut and I have no plans to pursue other opportunities,” Ollie said in a statement. “We are already excited about next...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie Interested In Thunder Job Despite Public Statement

Kevin Ollie says he’s staying at the University of Connecticut, but reported rumblings say otherwise. Ollie tried to reassure folks in Storrs on Wednesday by releasing a statement expressing his desire to stay at UConn, despite being tied to jobs elsewhere. However, Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported Ollie actually has “significant interest”...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC fires Scott Brooks; Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie possible replacements

The Oklahoma City Thunder have fired Scott Brooks, which could have a huge impact on both the NBA and college basketball. Oklahoma City has fired coach Scott Brooks, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 22, 2015 Thunder GM Sam Presti traveled to meet Scott Brooks in California today and delivered the […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie: I have no plans to leave UConn

The Oklahoma City Thunder have yet to decide if they will bring head coach Scott Brooks back next season, but the list of potential replacements seems to have shortened on Wednesday morning. In a statement through UConn, Huskies coach Kevin Ollie shot down rumors that he could become the next head coach of the Thunder....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie, rumored to be a candidate to replace Scott Brooks in OKC, says he's staying at UConn

With Scott Brooks' future uncertain, reports are already coming out about potential replacements for the Thunder's coach. Apparently, one of those candidates is UConn head coach Kevin Ollie. Unfortunately for the Thunder, if Ollie was indeed one of their top choices, they'll have to learn to live with disappointment. (h/t NBC Sports)
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn coach Ollie says he has no plans to leave for NBA

  UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie says he has no plans to leave his job. The 42-year-old Ollie, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings since leading the Huskies to the 2013-14 NCAA championship. This week, several media outlets reported that Ollie is a leading candidate to replace Scott Brooks in...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ollie says he has no plans to leave UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie says he has no plans to leave his job. The 42-year-old Ollie, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings since leading the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA championship. This week, several media outlets reported that Ollie is a leading candidate to replace Scott...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: April 22nd

In Wednesday's episode, host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) break down Tuesday's games and also discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder's rumored interest in Kevin Ollie. Click here to listen or download. The Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast is now also available on its own iTunes page.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Interested In Kevin Ollie

A high profile college coach may be headed to the NBA. According to SNY’s Adam Zagoria, the Oklahoma City Thunder are exploring the possibility of firing current head coach Scott Brooks and replacing him with Connecticut Huskies coach Kevin Ollie after missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Since taking over for Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun in 2012, Ollie has gone...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Ollie 'seriously considered' for Thunder job

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder are “seriously considering” UConn’s Kevin Ollie to replace Scott Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to be headed for a very interesting off-season. The Thunder have a lot of issues to address and one of those issue is head coach Scott Brooks. There were reports saying that the Thunder were considering firing Brooks as their head coach. While no one knows what the Thunder will do, it does look like they are taking a look at all of their options. According...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Considering Kevin Ollie As Replacement For Scott Brooks

Kevin Ollie is being "seriously considered" by the Oklahoma City Thunder for their head coaching job. Scott Brooks has been head coach of the Thunder since the 08-09 season when he replaced P.J. Carlesimo. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Thunder are considering making a change from Brooks. Ollie was a teammate of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook with the Thunder during his...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Billy Donovan, Kevin Ollie could be candidates if Thunder fire Scott Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to evaluate Scott Brooks’ job status now that their season has come to an end, and a few top college coaches reportedly are candidates to replace him if he is fired. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the Thunder are going to spend time evaluating Brooks, who is under contract to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champs' coach to skip Final Four in wake of Indiana law

  UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. The...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn's Ollie won't travel to Final Four because of new law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. The governor on...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Coach Kevin Ollie Won’t Travel To Indiana For Final Four Due To ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

On Tuesday, University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced that coach Kevin Ollie and other members of the UConn coaching staff would not be attending the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis. The decision was made in support of Governor Dannel Malloy’s travel ban on the state of Indiana as well as UConn’s desire to treat Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Says Ollie, Assistants Won't Travel To Indy For Final Four

Kevin Ollie and UConn's assistant coaches will not be traveling to Indiana for the Final Four, or related activities this week.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
27 days ago
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