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Ollie, Manuel: Talks continue on contract

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A quick read on Friday’s press conference at the XL Center to unveil the 2015 American Athletic Conference logo for the men’s tournament. Both coach Kevin Ollie and athletics director Warde Manuel said contract talks are ongoing and there is no deadline for a new contract to be struck. Manuel on contract talks with Kevin […] [Read More]
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Ollie, Bike to be honored at Franciscan Sports Banquet

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UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will receive the Saint Francis Award and former Sacred Heart basketball coach Dave Bike will also be honored on June 10 at the 29th annual Franciscan Sports Banquet and silent auction, which benefits the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. The banquet is scheduled to […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: APR score pleases Ollie, White House trip set for June 9

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A few notebook items from Wednesday’s trip to the New York Athletic Club: MAKING THE GRADE: The Huskies found out Wednesday that they scored a 1,000 when the NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate, which covered the 2012-13 academic year – Kevin Ollie’s first as head coach. Ollie said the score was nice, but he […] [Read More]
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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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