HoopsHype Kevin Ollie rumors


May 15, 2014 Updates

One NBA team with a coaching vacancy has already contacted UConn’s Kevin Ollie, a source close to Ollie said Wednesday. It’s unclear which team it was, but one source said it wasn’t the Los Angeles Lakers. That leaves the Cavs, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. Akron Beacon Journal

May 14, 2014 Updates

Kevin Ollie -- Former Cavs player won NCAA title in his second season as head coach at UConn and has been mentioned as possible candidate for numerous NBA jobs. A source close to him doesn't think he'd return to the Cavs. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kevin Ollie is still the coach at UConn and Wednesday he reaffirmed that he does not expect that to change. "I love this university," Ollie said at the New York Athletic Club, where he was to receive the Winged Foot Award Wednesday night. "I'm not looking for another job. Of course, you listen to different things — I got two ears so I'm going to listen — but I'm not going out there soliciting any other job. I want to be here at the University of Connecticut." Hartford Courant

Since leading the Huskies to the championship April 7, Ollie has been mentioned as a candidate for several NBA teams, most often the Lakers. But Ollie, who has four years left on his UConn contract, remains in talks for a new deal with the school. "It's progressing," he said. "We're talking and hopefully we can get together once all this quiets down and me and [AD Warde Manuel] can have a nice talk and hopefully get everything situated." Hartford Courant

As negotiations on a contract extension progress with the University of Connecticut, Kevin Ollie has received formal contact from NBA teams to discuss head coaching vacancies, league sources told RealGM. RealGM

Ollie heard inquiries from NBA teams in recent days, and UConn’s plans to extend the freshly minted national championship coach have moved along, too. Nevertheless, Ollie has engaged in firm discussions in the NBA – nearing the stage of interviewing with a team, sources told RealGM. With Ollie on a busy schedule, no interview is slated to take place during the Chicago predraft combine, sources said. RealGM

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Adam Zagoria: The Thunder have interest in Kevin Ollie if they fire Scott Brooks, source tells @SNYtv. So UConn fans shd thank Zach Randolph if OKC wins. Twitter

UConn coach Kevin Ollie and the university are in negotiations to double his salary after Ollie led the Huskies to the national championship in April, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN on Friday. Ollie was paid $1.25 million this past season, his second as coach. ESPN.com

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