News

UConn, Ollie ink $15 million, 5-year deal

UConn, Ollie ink $15 million, 5-year deal

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Nick LoVerde

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut basketball coach Kevin Ollie has agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract with the national champion Huskies.

Ollie, who started at UConn in 2012, said Thursday he’s humbled to be UConn coach for the “foreseeable future.”

The 41-year-old coach, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings, including with the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Ollie has compiled a 52-18 record in his two seasons with the Huskies. He took over a team that was banned from the postseason in his first year due to past academic problems.

The Huskies went 8-1 this past postseason including its 6-0 run in the NCAA tournament.

The agreement runs through May 31, 2019.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Pacquiao knocked Algieri down 6 times, dominates

Fresh
Pacquiao Bradley News Conference

Pacquiao gets a signature win that should put to rest the idea he's declining and maybe even set up a fight next year with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

in Local

Lynden museum won’t give up all its guns after all

old guns

A pawn shop offered to do the museum's paperwork for them

in Local Sports

Big plays help Huskies race past Beavers

Washington's John Ross returns a punt against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle.

The Huskies became bowl eligible with a 37-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

in Local Sports

WWU men wins exhibition at American University-Puerto Rico

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

Western Washington University concluded its trip to Puerto Rico on Saturday by defeating American University, 85-68, in a men's basketball exhibition game at Complejo Deportive.

in Local Sports

WWU women defeats UCSD

Updated
Viking at Carver

The Western Washington University women's basketball team rallied from a seven-point deficit and went on to claim an 80-77 overtime win over UC-San Diego to conclude final-day action at the West Region Crossover Classic on Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.