GLASTONBURY - Kevin Ollie is on the golf course Monday, calling attention and raising funds for a cause that's very important to him - opportunities for athletes with disabilities.
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.
This won’t come as much of a surprise given the extremely fluid nature of Tyus Battle’s recruitment, but Syracuse University basketball target Alterique Gilbert announced this morning that he’ll play his college ball for Kevin Ollie and UConn. Gilbert was one of a few point guard prospects Syracuse was targeting after Battle initially committed to […]
Kevin Ollie and UConn assistant coaches will not travel to Indiana for the Final Four this week.
HARTFORD - Kevin Ollie remains at UConn, with ties that keep him connected to the people in Connecticut.
HARTFORD - Kevin Ollie is never lacking for energy or enthusiasm, but it seems there's even more spring in his step than usual. And it's not hard to imagine why.
Uconn Basketball’s 2015-2016 non-conference schedule was released on Tuesday. The Huskies will play 13 non-conference games this season, highlighted by good competition and the chance to play on the big stage. Eight of the 13 will be played at home, followed by 18 regular season games in the American Atlantic Conference. The dates and locations for Uconn’s AAC games are still...
HARTFORD — Kevin Ollie remains at UConn, with ties that keep him connected to the people in Connecticut.
Fred Hoiberg is dead. Relax, not literally. I meant the figurative kind. The college basketball version of Fred Hoiberg, if you will. Or, more properly, the idea of what a coach like Fred Hoiberg can do to help make college basketball a better, more exciting, and supremely enjoyable product. No matter. The “Five Freds System” Hoiberg implemented with the Iowa State Cyclones is...
HARTFORD — Kevin Ollie is never lacking for energy or enthusiasm, but it seems there's even more spring in his step than usual. And it's not hard to imagine why.
Kevin Ollie was a candidate for the Oklahoma City Thunder head coaching job, but his buyout was a non-starter for the franchise. Ollie had negotiated a $5 million buyout from UConn in his contract. Ollie was considered a strong candidate for the job with his success as a coach at Connecticut and his connection as a former teammate to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The Thunder...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly set to announce the hiring of Billy Donovan as their next head coach. News 9 in Oklahoma reports that a deal has been finalized and should be made public in the very near future. The Thunder job was Donovan’s to lose all along, especially after UConn coach Kevin Ollie...Read More
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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