HoopsHype Kevin Ollie rumors

May 14, 2014 Updates

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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The Lakers are expected to reach out to Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie to gauge interest in their vacant head-coaching position, a pitch he plans to entertain with some uncertainty after guiding the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball championship. “He’ll listen, but he’s real committed to his alma mater,” said a person familiar with Ollie’s thinking. Los Angeles Daily News

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