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Source: NBA team to step up pursuit of Ollie

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  After weeks of rumblings about NBA teams having interest in Kevin Ollie, one franchise is expected to significantly step up its pursuit of the UConn head coach this week. Things could progress “fast this week,” said a source close to the situation. While the source did not identify the team or put a timetable […] [Read More]
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Ollie on rumors: ‘Don’t Believe everything you hear!!’

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UConn coach Kevin Ollie tweeted a message this afternoon in regards to rumblings NBA teams are planning to interview him: “Don’t Believe everything you hear!! Only meeting I have is with my team on Thursday at Gampel.. We are preparing everyday for Greatness!!” A source told Hearst Connecticut on Monday that only one NBA team […] [Read More]
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Source on Ollie: “It’s going to be hard to pry him out of (UConn).”

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The NBA might be knocking on Kevin Ollie’s door, but that doesn’t mean the UConn head coach is going anywhere. “It’s going to be hard to pry him out of there,” said a source close to the situation. “He likes it there (at UConn).” One NBA franchise has already contacted Ollie, but the source said […] [Read More]
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Source: Don’t expect new contract for Ollie this week

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Although Kevin Ollie’s negotiations with UConn are underway, a source close to the head coach doesn’t anticipate anything happening this week in regards to a new contract. The source confirmed that Ollie, a national champion in just his second season, would at least listen to NBA offers. Late last week, after the resignation of Lakers coach […] [Read More]
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ESPN Report: Ollie, UConn in negotiations to double coach’s pay

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ESPN’s Andy Katz reported Friday afternoon that UConn coach Kevin Ollie and the school are working on a new deal that would double the 41-year-old’s salary. Ollie made $1.25 million this past season with the Huskies, who won the national championship last month in Arlington, Texas. Ollie, who originally started his head coaching career with […] [Read More]
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Yahoo! Report: Ollie begins contract negotiations, hasn’t ruled out NBA

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Kevin Ollie has started contract negotiations with UConn, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, but hasn’t yet ruled out the NBA. In the Yahoo! story, Wojnarowski writes “Ollie will be willing to listen to NBA suitors, sources said.” Wojnarowski also added that so far, no NBA teams have made formal contact […] [Read More]
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Tolksdorf transferring to American

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From UConn Friday afternoon: Sophomore forward Leon Tolksdorf (Berlin, Germany) has decided to transfer from UConn and will continue his education and college basketball career at American University in Washington, D.C.   “Leon did everything we asked him to do at UConn, on the court and in the classroom,” Coach Kevin Ollie said. “He came […] [Read More]
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Lakers’ opening leads to buzz about Ollie

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Right before the national championship game the rumblings in Arlington, Texas were that Kentucky coach John Calipari was leaving for the Los Angeles Lakers’ job. UConn coach Kevin Ollie was also linked to the job, with one L.A. Times writer suggesting he would be the perfect fit for the franchise. The problem back then was […] [Read More]
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