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UConn awards scholarship to walk-on Amilo

STORRS, Conn. (AP) National champion UConn has awarded an athletic scholarship to junior Nnamdi Amilo, who spent last year as a walk-on practice player and played in two games. Amilo, from New Fairfield, had two points and two rebounds, all in an 83-40 win over South Florida. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward is a molecular cell biology major and was named to the 2013-14 American...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

Four-Star Guard Will Jackson Commits to UGA Basketball

2015 guard Will “Turtle” Jackson has decommitted from UConn and has now given his commitment to UGA. Jackson is the first commitment for Mark Fox for the 2014-15 recruiting class. Jackson committed to UConn and head coach Kevin Ollie back on Feb. 3 over offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, and Ole Miss. But the Huskies received...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 07, 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

Jalen Adams commits to UConn

UConn coach Kevin Ollie scored a big commitment Monday morning as ESPN 100 guard Jalen Adams chose the Huskies over Louisville and Kansas. Adams, the nation's No. 33 senior, had been on Connecticut's campus twice in recent weeks, most recently on Sunday afternoon when he visited with his parents, and ultimately that proved to be enough. "It was because of the coaching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 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

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 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 Officially Signs New 5 -year UConn Deal, Sources Say

The deal is done. UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has signed a new, five-year contract worth roughly $16 million, which runs through the 2018-19 season. That's about $3.2 million a year. "Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just after 2 p.m. on Thursday. "Make today matter!! UConn Love …"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Kevin Ollie, UConn Closing In On Deal Near $3 Million

The NBA can wait. Kevin Ollie is staying at UConn. Ollie, who led the Huskies to the national championship in his second season as men's basketball coach, and UConn are putting the finishing touches on a new contract that will more than double his annual income, multiple sources told The Courant on Monday. Despite reports saying it's a done deal, it is not finalized, sources...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Says No To The NBA, Staying With UConn

   Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. CHAD THOMPSON via commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kevin_Ollie_2013.jpg   Kevin Ollie’s name is a hot commodity around NBA and NCAA basketball circles.  Teams around the NBA were trying very hard to request his services for coaching.  Ollie, hot off  leading Connecticut to a National Championship, decided to stay with UConn and said no to the...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
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 Agrees To Extension With UConn

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that UConn and head basketball coach Kevin Ollie have agreed to a contract extension that will pay the coach $3 million per season. Kevin Ollie has reached agreement on a $3 million annual contract extension at UConn, spurning the NBA, sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 19, 2014 According to Wojnarowski, Ollie never...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Ollie Agrees To Contract Extension With UConn Worth $3 Million Per

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that UConn and head basketball coach Kevin Ollie have agreed to a contract extension that will pay the coach $3 million per season. Kevin Ollie has reached agreement on a $3 million annual contract extension at UConn, spurning the NBA, sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 19, 2014
Via Thacover2
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

Kevin Ollie not interested in NBA team that contacted him

Within the next 48 hours, UConn coach Kevin Ollie plans to inform an undisclosed NBA team that has expressed interest that the feeling is not mutual, according to a league source familiar with his thinking. It is not clear which NBA team has reached out to Ollie, who guided the Huskies to the 2014- NCAA men’s basketball national championship. But according to the source, the teams...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 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

Report: Kevin Ollie Wants More Money Than Steve Kerr To Jump 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 BlackSportsOnline
May 17, 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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