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Kevin Ollie

Kevin Jermaine Ollie (born December 27, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach with the University of Connecticut men's basketball team.

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If y'all don't hire Luke Walton, Kevin Ollie, or Becky Hammon this summer, we getting you outta here
Five-star center Zach Brown verbally committed to Kevin Ollie and UConn this morning, his guardian Michael Lipman told Sco…
if you honestly think Kevin Ollie is a better coach than Brad Stevens, please watch your first basketball game.
is Kevin Ollie a lesser Rick Barnes? (Good recruiter, bad in game coach)
Nice of Roy Williams to let Kevin Ollie borrow one of his jackets
I always thought Kevin Ollie was head-coach of UCMB but according to Pete Gillen it's actually Kevin Ali
For the love of Christ, someone tell Pete Gillen it's Kevin Ollie and not Kevin Ali.
That was Kevin Ollie and Roy Williams in to see Mohamed Bamba, and Avery Johnson calling to offer. Big time stuff.
*sees Kevin Ollie drew a terrible T* *immediately scurries over to timeline to see the reaction*
If you're stuck in a rut in life, just remember, Kevin Ollie has a national title. This means anything is possible.
Larry Hughes, Kevin Ollie, Doug Overton, Aaron McKie, and family and friends of. Darryl Dawkins & Moses Malone will be in attendance
`when I went to sixers camp I learned from sixers greats Kevin Ollie and Samuel Dalembert.
he's watching UConn GU right now, Stevens for Kevin Ollie?
AI got to the Finals AND won a game against the 3peat Lakers w Aaron McKie, Eric Snow, Tyrone Hill, Matt Geiger, Kevin Ollie. C'mon now
Out of curiosity, when coaches Kevin Ollie, Geno Auriemma, or Bob Diaco, walk around an event, state police at their side ... (Cont)
Seton Hall transfer Sterling Gibbs will obviously help Kevin Ollie's team. Big time shooter. Just like to see him not dribble as much.
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Kevin Ollie would be very good, very good college coach with some NBA exp
The best quote I have heard from a coach from Kevin Ollie the UCONN COACH. "No better place to plant seeds than in the ga…
"The best place to plant seeds is in the Garden" - Kevin Ollie
My Monday notebook hits on UConn's recruiting efforts, notes from Big East Media Day and the latest on Kobi Simmons: http…
All these haters don't realize the coaching potential of one Kevin Ollie. I love my coach. He's going to lead us to multiple titles.
Kevin Ollie told this is the most talented he's had in four years at UConn. Huskies have pieces -- will an alpha dog emerge?
I'd like to see Kevin Ollie coach after Coach K.
I really really want Kevin Ollie or Ettore Messina
Think "awkward halftime interview of one question on ESPN in the Kevin Ollie era"...
that's a good question. A small part of me what's coach Thibs..but Kevin Ollie..maybe even Jerry Sloan. For the PG/PF dynamic
hopefully Byron is gone after this season. Bring in someone like Kevin Ollie and I'd be grateful.
How (Kevin Ollie) has reloaded the Huskies, who now boast the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation:
Kevin Ollie has UConn recruiting among elite
id say Carlisle, but Kevin Ollie wouldn’t pass up his gig at UConn would he?
lowkey think Carlisle is dipping from Dallas after this season. Would be the marquee name. Also, Kevin Ollie might get a call.
Imagine what kind of college basketball analyst you'd have to be to pick Frank Haith's returning team over Kevin Ollie's.
Kevin Ollie's recruiting classes are getting better and better during his time at UConn -- how's he getting it done? http…
Kevin Ollie's national net has UConn recruiting among the nation's elite, by
on the efforts of Kevin Ollie and UConn, which moved up to No. 3 in the latest 2016 class rankings:
*** that is some quote. Via piece here:
Kevin Ollie and UConn are recruiting as well as any program in the country
I did not know Burrell and Donyell Marshall played together on UConn. Kevin Ollie and Travis Knight too.
Of course, he didn't get to see Kevin Ollie coach much that night.
Head injuries are so much more delicious in monochrome. That's why everybody loves Churchill.
Repost with the boys with Kevin Ollie at the Navy/UCONN game
I have chosen the University of Louisville. It was either him or Kevin Ollie of Connecticut
Field reporter reports "mad love" between Kevin Ollie and Vance Jackson at halftime. Please read into this.
Ramsey has to go Kevin. You and Ollie mate that's what we need.
What's up Kemba! What do you think of this year's UConn team? What's your relationship like with Kevin Ollie?
ESPN's had high praise for Aug hoops legend Ricky Moore's work at UConn here
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Shout him out I put that on Kevin Ollie
Still one of my favourite Palace pictures. Parr, Glenn & Paddy watching Kevin Phillips score at Wembley. Glorious.
Hi Kevin. "Earlier" in the sense that it was a train before yours. -Ollie
Ike Obiagu picked up an offer from Cincinnati today. Kevin Ollie & an assistant from California also popped in to see him.
John Thompson Nolan Richardson Tubby Smith Kevin Ollie.4 out 76 champions! "But y'all think things have changed"
WATCH: David's Comedy Film this will have you in bits!!
Great piece by on and his recruiting success. Love what KO and company are doing:
Hi Kevin. Info on how to DM is here: -Ollie
Campus Consciousness Tour night 2 at UCONN in Storrs, CT! Looking for a pickup game w Kevin Ollie, hmu
I want the Raptors to hire fire Casey and hire Kevin Ollie
A top-50 2017 point guard from discusses his offer from and relationship with Kevin Ollie
Kevin Ollie doing work, huge get with Alterique Gilbert committing to UConn. Gilbert & Jalen Adams are going to be an excellent 1-2 punch
- Kevin Ollie has snagged his top target each of last 3 yrs - Hamilton, Adams & now Alterique Gilbert. This is how UConn rolls
so you have inside info on Eric Snow making a comeback? If not maybe Kevin Ollie would be player/coach?
Do u remember who replaced Jim Calhoun as head coach of uconn? . Kevin Ollie right . & did he play for the rockets & rudy tom janovich boener?
UConn’s Kevin Ollie is in the title game in his 1st NCAA tournament. Last to do it was Steve Fisher (1989 Michigan).
Kevin Ollie was irrelevant until his first year at Uconn where he won the title, would you consider a good coach?
G Sterling Gibbs transfers to Connecticut from Seton Hall where he scored 16.3 PPG in 2014. Sneaky pick up by Kevin Ollie
I feel like the Pelicans have a plan in firing Monty Williams. Good coaches out there: Jackson, Brooks, Kevin Ollie maybe
Been here 30 minutes and have already seen Roy Williams, Tony Bennett, Kevin Ollie, and Ben Howland.
Everyone who wants Kevin Durant in DC should be thrilled Kevin Ollie will not coach OKC.
Thoughts on best coaching candidate for Okc? Rumours are Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie atm
The Thunder​ have FIRED head coach Scott Brooks. 2 rumored replacements are Kevin Ollie of UCONN/Billy Donovan of UF ht…
and don't you dare say Billy Donovan or Kevin Ollie. It'll be impossible to sell me on either of those two.
WHOS THE NEXT COACH. Kevin Ollie. Billy Donovan. Mark Jackson. Tom Thibodeau. Other. Who do you want to coach and WHY!?. Will…
Billy Donovan, Kevin Ollie, or Thibs have to be the next coach of OKC or they made a mistake. If not one of those they're playing with fire
when did Larry Brown, Kevin Ollie, and Billy Donovan stop coaching in college?
Despite numerous stories saying the new coach will be Kevin Ollie, still hearing it's Billy Donovan.
Hearing OKC wants Billy Donovan or Kevin Ollie... and if they can't get either one, they might wait to see if Bulls/Thibs …
Thunder candidates? has some advice for Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie:
My Top 4 Coaches I want to see get the Thunder job. 1.Kevin Ollie . 2. Fred Hoiberg . 3.Mark Jackson . 4. Billy Donovan .
If the OKC Thunder get a college coach, it'll be Kevin Ollie, or Tony Bennett.
Probably. I think they'll go after Marc Jackson then Kevin Ollie
Kevin Ollie, Fred Hoiberg, Billy Donavan, Mark Jackson. One of those guys will be the next Thunder head coach
Makes sense... Kevin Ollie's last season was 09-10 with the Thunder. Got KD buy-in already.
If the Thunder hire Kevin Ollie then my old Sixers hat signed by Ollie and Mo Cheeks gets funnier right?
Mark Jackson, Kevin Ollie, Mo cheeks, Brian shaw my estimated top candidates.
Report: Thunder seriously considering Kevin Ollie as head coach
Would you be in favor of Kevin Ollie returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder as the team's head coach?
Daniel Hamilton, Kevin Ollie looking to improve next season.
Jay Wright and two assistants watching. So are Kevin Ollie, Danny Hurley, assistants from PSU, UNCG, Towson, plenty more
Tommy Amaker, Johnny Dawkins, John Thompson III, Lorenzo Romar, Kevin Ollie all are watching NJ Playaz and PSA
Pete Carroll, Jimbo, Kevin Ollie, Geno, Spoelstra, and John Farrell were the coaches this time last year
Josh Pastner gets his first career win against UConn and Kevin Ollie. Markel Crawford, Austin Nichols, Kedren Johnson all terrific.
Sam Cassell Jr. will undergo MRI next week for the stress fracture in his foot. Kevin Ollie said he can't say whether Cassell done for year.
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A little disappointed because I wanted Kevin Ollie, but Mike Malone is my favorite of the experienced bunch.
Net's rumor-firing Coach Lionel Hollins. Ignorant and untrue.Will go hard after Kevin Ollie this summer if Net's are not sold.
And now for a special weather report from Ollie Willams
Sounds like Kevin Ollie won't see Friday, but UConn remains interested in both Carter and
Kevin Van Veen... Go on then Ollie get him in. Good age and scoring goals 👍
they suck but in NXT the main five are Neville, Zayn, Kenta, Owens and Finn Balor. You need to watch Kevin Owens and Balor
Omg Kevin Ollie spotted at Bricco's, this is like the biggest celebrity I've seen
Ryan Boatright: 'Got to win 12 straight to be where we want to be in March.'
Kevin Ollie: 'We've got to put teams away.'
If Kevin Ollie goes 27-3 every year beating coppin state, South Florida and Central Connecticut he could get to 1000!
I like Coach Lavin but those "Lavinwood" signs just don't work, we all know that only works for Coach Kevin Ollie
Kevin Ollie: "we got a lead, but at the end of the day, we've got to put teams away."
Kevin Ollie: "I do not like 16 turnovers, especially coming off one of our best games [in that area]. We've got 2 do a better job with that"
Ryan Boatright sat for a few minutes, then, Kevin Ollie said, "came back in with fire in his eyes." and scored next 13 points
Kevin Ollie says he makes decisions partly by analytics, but mostly by feel.
the cbs announcer continues to call Ollie.Kevin Ali like he's a cousin of the former heavyweight champ.
can u guys please tell that it's "Kevin Ollie", not "Kevin Ali"? He keeps mispronouncing coach's last name...
Kevin Ollie would fare just as well in popularity contests as he does in basketball contests
Kevin Ollie and Orlando Antigua face off as head coaches today, almost exactly 20 years after meeting as players. (OK, 1of their 9 meetings)
.builds steam in Melbourne with win over Kevin Reaction: http…
cav is great and possibly the best hire from an AD that also hired kevin ollie
Kevin Ollie has the SAME AMOUNT OF RINGS as Jim Boeheim does in his 40 years coaching Ollie has been coaching 3 years 😂✌️
That ESPN stat about Tom Izzo, Tony Bennett Sean Miller and Kevin Ollie having 998 wins combine is hard to fathom.
“Kevin Phillips still doesn't know who scored Swansea's goal . . .
What an awesome throwback. A young Kevin Anderson and Rafa Nadal. (Via
I wish they would've hired Kevin Ollie. Scott is such a boring choice.
Thanks to Kevin Ollie for being my guest on the on Interview will air…
I miss the days when Kevin Ollie was an NBA coach.
Hi Kevin. The work at Reading isn't finished, so still areas that get congested. Once finished will flow better. -Ollie
Hi Kevin. To make it an "official" connection, would need to get the 17:45. -Ollie
Kevin ollie may take the stairs but today I really need the elevator
I had interactions with Kevin Ollie and Ryan Boatright within a minute of each other after the game last night!!
Hi Kevin, our website is now back up & running. Very sorry for the inconvenience caused by this! Ollie
That must have been a pretty big stage:. Vocals & synthesiser: BRIAN ENO; Bass: KEVIN AYERS; Guitar: OLLIE...
The Eto'o transfer to Sampdoria has been cancelled because as he was about to sign the contract, Kevin Mirallas ran in and to…
Kevin Ollie: "to hold that team to 60 points when they were averaging 75 in the AAC is a pretty *** good job [on defense]."
Kevin Ollie: "We had 21 assists and 8 turnovers. I'll take that ratio all day."
Kevin Ollie when UConn is hot from 3: "Shoot more 3s!". Kevin Ollie when UConn is absolutely awful from 3: "Shoot more 3s!"
Rakim Lubin got a T. Kevin Ollie got explanation and is giving Rak an earful, but leaves him in
Is it just me or does Kevin Ollie always look like he's aggravated at a call a ref just made?
UConn's Omar Calhoun will start tonight vs. UCF, Kevin Ollie told Rodney Purvis will come off the bench. 7 PM…
“UConn's Kevin Ollie is scheduled to watch Vermont Academy's Bruce Brown tomorrow at Hoophall, per source.”
Larry Brown is the 🌲(John Calipari, Greg popavich, Kevin Ollie, dean smith,(molding George lynch who he coached in Philadelphia
Kevin Ollie wins a title, you want him fired. Mark Jackson wins nothing, you want him in NY lol, something wrong with that?
Will be writing, posting on new Huskies Jalen Adams, Steve Enoch over next couple of days Kevin Ollie, Karl Hobbs watching then today
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"Kevin Ollie and Sam Cassell were teammates" is the new "Denham Brown once scored 111pts in one HS game"
Battle of hot, young coaches on ESPN2 as Kevin Ollie's UConn Huskies square off against Archie Miller's Dayton Flyers.
Having trouble deciding which coach is more animated on sideline: Dayton's Archie Miller or UConn's Kevin Ollie. Advantage: Push.
UConn Coach Kevin Ollie just offered 2016 Bolton PG Jaylen Fisher. 4-star prospect and big Memphis target.
Why Larry Brown says Kevin Ollie is "the best":
Q&A: UConn's Kevin Ollie on title, keys to getting back
Thank you for interest in the CBBC by NIKE. Fri Bob Huggins and Kevin Boyle, Sat Jay Wright, Kevin Ollie, Ed Cooley and others
Kevin Ollie leaves it on the rim, but Richard Jefferson bricks both free throws.
I would have loved to see David Blatt, Ettore Messina, Kevin Ollie, Fred Hoiberg, an up and coming NBA assistant
Oh yeah, Tom Izzo and Kevin Ollie are there..and Jim Calhoun and Jim Boeheim and looks like John Thompson!
Kevin Ollie watching wing Chris Clark (per is slight leader n
Seems like Disney took a page straight out of Kevin Ollie's book.
It's a blessing being around all this greatness ; Coach K, Calipari, Sean Miller, Bill Self, Bo Ryan, Kevin Ollie, Roy Williams and more
HOOPS: Kevin Ollie & Tom Crean were just a few coaches in attendance to catch 6'6" SF Derrick Jones in action. ($)
7 courts at Diamond Stone great last night; Derrick Jones all over rim w/ Kevin Ollie watching; Terrance Ferguson went off from 3
Head coaches Kevin Ollie, Johnny Dawkins, Matt Painter, Jim Christian, Bob Huggins and a lot more coaches in gym to see the Rivals win.
John Calipari, Kevin Ollie, Bo Ryan, Frank Martin and Josh Pastner among the group of head coaches here for morning skill work.
I'm just tryna be on my Kevin Ollie, Shaka Smart, Tubbie Smith life style ya smell me
Kevin Ollie, Shaka Smart, & Fred Hoiberg ranked in front of Roy Williams, Thad Matta, & Larry Brown? Man, on man.
Unless Jay Wright or Kevin Ollie is coaching the Celtics then I don't understand how all these guards work in the Celtics system
.I still think Kevin Ollie should be the next coach of the
I didn't like they inquired about Kevin Ollie after two interviews with Hollins
Lionel Hollins has emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed Jason Kidd as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets:
Mark my words I'm the next Kevin Ollie/Doc Rivers
Report: have Not Reached out to Head Coach Kevin Ollie for Vacant Head Coach job.
Thank you Kevin Ollie for your loyalty and dedication. Most would've jumped in a heartbeat.
Kevin Ollie would have been the BIZNESS in that Nets job. Glad to see him stay loyal to UCONN and his recruits though...for now
The reached out to Kevin Ollie, but he told them he is happy at
Kevin Ollie is going to stay at UConn after being contacted by the Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets contacted Kevin Ollie about their head coaching job but he declined & he will stay at UConn
Brooklyn Nets want UConn's Kevin Ollie, get turned away: University of Connecticut...
I like playing with Mike, Sky, Ollie, Wind Spirit, Renae, Dennis, DeAnn, and Kevin. 😋😎
Dudes in the league just won't leave Kevin Ollie alone smh Brooklyn trying to get him
After UConn won this year's National Championship, many predicted that young head Coach Kevin Ollie would be near the top of many lists for NBA coaching jobs. He had previously…
Why the Nets contacted Kevin Ollie if he aint leave the NATIONAL CHAMPS for LA why would he for deron williams?
Uh oh Kevin Ollie what you gonna do?
As for Kidd's replacement, Lionel Hollins has emerged as clear frontrunner while Nets haven't spoken to Kevin Ollie:
Kevin Ollie made a GREAT decision to return to UCONN!
Lionel Hollins first choice for Nets coach; Kevin Ollie not in mix: With Jason Kidd ... via
Kevin Ollie to nets? Durant there next year too in his agents back yard?
League source denies reports that the Brooklyn Nets have spoken to Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie about the team's vacant coaching position.
On a side note, all you Net fans better get a reality check--Kevin Ollie ain't going anywhere. Focus on Billy Donovan. KO has his dream job.
Lost in the Cup madness, it was reported by SNY that Kevin Ollie was contacted by Nets. No surprise.
Can you blame Kevin Ollie.. He knows that would be a bad decision with King as your GM
"approach head Coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie declines." I don't blame him,that job is the equivalent to a crap sandwich
A league source says the Nets have not spoken to Kevin Ollie about their coaching vacancy.
RTtry to poach Kevin Ollie, but get turned away
try to poach Kevin Ollie, but get turned away. Via our
"Nets approach Kevin Ollie, but get turned down no chance.
Nets approach Kevin Ollie, but get turned down
I respect Kevin Ollie's loyalty to UConn but I hope it don't come back to haunt him
The Brooklyn Nets have approached UConn head Coach Kevin Ollie, but no shot he leaves.
The Nets approached Kevin Ollie about their coaching vacancy, but Ollie denied.
Can confirm that Nets approached Kevin Ollie but he is not going anywhere.
Sounds like something Kevin Ollie would say. I'm sure he'll use it and credit himself with coming up with it.
Kevin Ollie, Sean Miler, Greg Mardhall, Bo Ryan, all better coaches than Roy Williams? Nah b.
good job pushing for Mark Jackson.hopefully will reconsider if Lionel Hollins falls thru.Kevin ollie turned it down.
The Brooklyn Nets have reached out to Kevin Ollie, but he's appeased at UCONN. (Via NY Daily News)
I'm glad to hear King reached out to Kevin Ollie! He would have been the perfect candidate!
have talked to Kevin Ollie about coaching job but he wants to stay at UConn
So happy that Kevin Ollie keeps rejecting NBA jobs and is staying at Uconn
Please tell Evan Nets talked to Kevin Ollie about the coaching job source tells News But coach likes where he is
“The Nets reached out to UCONN Coach Kevin Ollie about the teams coaching job, but Ollie declined...(via NYDN)”✊
Missed my flight due to terrible traffic back up on I-78. Booked on later flight that is a direct flight, a plus, and the delay resulted in me bumping into UConn Coach Kevin Ollie and his lovely wife in the terminal! Go Huskies!!!
We need a coach...Kevin Ollie is my choice
Now that Jason Kidd will likely never coach the Brooklyn Nets again, (great for the Nets) who will succeed him and where will the Nets go from here? Is Mark Jackson a good candidate..or would Kevin Ollie from Uconn or Lionel Hollins be a better fit? Check out the latest NBA post from La Sportsa Nostra.
Shaka Smart, Rick Pitino, Coach K, Kevin Ollie and Bob Huggins are coaches I look up to
Cavs offered Calipari 10-year deal news services | June 9, 2014 NBA coaching sources have told's Marc Stein that the Cleveland Cavaliers' recent pitch to Kentucky coach John Calipari was a 10-year offer worth nearly $80 million and included the role of coach and team president. Kentucky on Thursday announced that Calipari has been signed to a new seven-year deal worth $52.5 million guaranteed. Sources told ESPN's Andy Katz that Kentucky's new deal with Calipari was completed in April and that the Cavs' proposal was made within the past two weeks. Sources told Stein that part of Cleveland's motivation to chase Calipari for its job was the belief that hiring Calipari -- who is well known to be a good friend of LeBron James -- would greatly enhance its chances of convincing the NBA's best player to return to his home state in free agency this summer. But Calipari, like UConn's Kevin Ollie before him, ultimately resisted Cleveland's overtures. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been highly moti ...
UConn orientation leader didn't let us stop to take a picture with Kevin Ollie
From the Cutting Room Floor: UConn Men's Basketball head Coach Kevin Ollie talks to Jon Rothstein about bringing his team to AT&T Stadium as motivation for a Final Four run. For more, watch One2One: Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma Wednesday at 10 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network.
Kevin Ollie talks new deal on Dan Patrick Show
UConn's Kevin Ollie discusses new contract on 'Dan Patrick Show' (VIDEO)
If I was Kevin Ollie, coaching in LA would be a great opportunity, but NO WAY IN *** I WOULD WORK FOR JIM BUSS!!!
Source: Ollie close to $3M a year deal at UConn: UConn Coach Kevin Ollie and the univ...
I have no faith in Jim Buss or Kupchak to do anything right with the Lakers. How do you not at least call Kevin Ollie?! Sell to Magic please
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Scratch off Kevin Ollie from list of possible coaching candidates for ... - The Plain Dealer
Would love for you to reach out to Kevin Ollie. Players respect him and he out coached. Izzo, Donovan & Calipari in Tourney
Should Lakers Pursue Fisher as Coaching Candidate?: Two college coaches, John Calipari and Kevin Ollie, are on...
UConn's Ollie listening, not looking to leave: UConn Coach Kevin Ollie says he's listening to job offers, but ...
We should call Kevin Ollie honestly. Don't think Mark Jackson or Lionel Hollins would be good fits here.
Not 100% sure on this... though I do know that Vegas has odds and is taking bets. I just don't know if this list came off one of their boards, or not. If so... someone just please shoot me (with some of these)... Byron Scott (I'd give him a chance, before going postal, but I don't have a great feeling about it) Kevin Ollie (Not going to happen) Tom Thibodeau (I don't think we strike gold twice out of Chicago, slightly overrated) John Calipari (Not going to happen and shoot me) Derek Fisher (shoot me) Jeff Van Gundy (shoot me) George Karl (shoot me, cut off my head, defile my corpse, then feed me to pigs) Kurt Rambis (sigh... but it might happen. shoot me) Lionel Hollins (shoot me, he's a stopgap coach) Mike Dunleavy (shoot me)
Great to meet Coach Auriemma and Coach Ollie from the NATIONAL CHAMPION UCONN HUSKIES. Coach Jim Boeheim, Coach Izzo, Coach Tubby Smith, Coach Jamie Dixon, and Coach Jay Wright and Jay Bilas. Came to talk about leadership at the Pentagon. Super impressed with Kevin Ollie, very articulate, very focused, not afraid to talk about values.
We better get Steve Kerr, Kevin Ollie or Brian shaw, bro. Freal.
Coach Picks: John Calipari or Kevin Ollie and draft pick should be Guard from UCONN-Shabazz Napier
The Thunder have interest in Kevin Ollie if they fire Scott Brooks, source tells So UConn fans shd thank Zach Rand…
Next Lakers coach? Vegas likes Thibs, Calipari, Byron, Ollie. (odds below) Btw, Lakers fans - hate to break it to you but if you really think D'Antoni was your team's biggest problem, you're delusional. I'd challenge you to find a coach that could squeeze more out of Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks, and Jordan Hill (the 3 leaders in games played). But yeah, keep blaming Coach for the injuries that Kobe, Pau, Nash, and even Dwight faced in the meantime. Odds: Avery Johnson+2500 Byron Scott+600 Derek Fisher+800 Doc Rivers+5000 Frank Vogel+10 George Karl+800 Jeff Van Gundy+1800 John Calipari+400 Kevin Ollie+600 Kurt Rambis+1500 Larry Brown+10 Mark Jackson+2000 Mike Krzyzewski+5000 Phil Jackson+10 Rick Carlisle+2500 Stan Van Gundy+800 Steve Kerr+2500 Tom Thibodeau+350
Kevin Ollie and UConn are in negotiations to double his salary after Ollie led Huskies to National Championship, source t…
Lakers intend to reach out to John Calipari & Kevin Ollie about their interest in replacing Mike D'Antoni. »
Just an FYI: Kevin Durant is a HUGE fan of Kevin Ollie's from when they were teammates for one season in Oklahoma City.
Kevin Ollie high on coach search. But after Brown and D'Antoni .. A fired Frank Vogel would be just as ridiculous.
Do I think Kevin Ollie will make a great NBA head coach one day? Sure, but after Mike Brown and Mike D'Antoni, I'm not sure it best ATM
Durant will want to play for. Wait for Kevin Ollie."
Congrats to Kevin Ollie and Uconn fun game to watch. Great run by Kentucky too!
Congrats to my friend and former teammate Kevin Ollie for the win! National Champ!
Sources: Frank Haith will reportedly make more at Tulsa than AAC counterparts *** Cronin and Kevin Ollie.
Just spoke with DeAndre Daniels' AAU coach. Nothing decided re: NBA. DD's dad in town, he and DD meeting with Kevin Ollie next couple days.
Kevin Ollie will declare for the NBA Draft and DeAndre Daniels will become coach of the Lakers
Kevin Ollie has to be the coolest coach in college basketball
I have no clue. Maybe they go after Kevin Ollie. The coach of uconn.
men's basketball Coach Kevin Ollie became the 4th black man to lead a DI Basketball Program to the NCAA Title
Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown of SMU and Kevin Ollie, coach of the newly crowned NCAA champion U Conn Huskies,...
Just interviewed UCONN men's basketball Coach Kevin Ollie. See it at 11 on WFSB.
chances that Kevin Ollie is the coach there next year?
As painful as it STILL is, just wanna say that Kevin Ollie is a GREAT coach & I would love to play for him. Mad respect. Still tho
Kevin Ollie may be the coolest coach on the planet:
"Kevin Ollie is not only a great coach, but a GREAT guy. I hate losing, but I'm happy he won." -- Calipari's post game comments
With UConn's win, 13-year NBA vet Kevin Ollie will become the most experienced NBA player ever (662 games) to coach in the NCAA title game.
Kevin Ollie can coach but his wave game is on point. He keeps the du-rag on deck.
and Kevin Ollie will coach him in a year or two.
Kevin Ollie will be the head coach of the next season, right?
UConn head Coach Kevin Ollie was ballin in the NBA in 09!
Kevin Ollie says he plans to talk soon with DeAndre Daniels & Ryan Boatright about their future plans. Says both improved stock in NCAAs
UConn! Kevin Ollie becomes the first coach since Steve Fisher (1989 Michigan) to win his FIRST NCAA Tournament.
Kevin Ollie reminds me of Mike Tomlin lol they talk alike
Kevin Ollie..."we won the title, and I got a Ferrari in the garage that I can't event play with"...referring to
VIDEO: UConn's Kevin Ollie broke it down in the locker room after the National Championship http…
coach Geno Auriemma got $66,667 bonus (2 mos. base) for women's title. It's = what men's Coach Kevin Ollie got for title.
The U. of Connecticut is at the glowing center of the NCAA Basketball universe this week. w/ the men's team winning a close game over Kentucky in the Final Four Championship game on Mon and the women's team stomping previously undefeated Notre Dame on Tues. First time that one university has had that NCAA honor since 2004...when the Huskies did it as well 10 yrs. ago! The men's program has won 4 Nat'l titles since '99 while the women's team has been even more consistent... winning the last 2 Nat'l titles but also 9 in the last 20 seasons. Men's Coach Kevin Ollie guided the 7th seeded men's team to the coveted title in only his 2nd season... while women's coach, Geno Auriemma, won his 9th title... capping a 40-0 season for one of the most consistent NCAA sport programs in America. Now, if the men's team can only avoid some of the academic scandals that have plagued them in the past resulting in last season's ban from the NCAA Tourney. The women's program has had no such troubles. Hooray for the Huski ...
I hear UConn is now offering March Madness 101 classes for other schools, taught by Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma themselves
UConn celebrates 1 national hoops title, eyes 2nd: Kevin Ollie delivered on the promise he made last month aft...
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College coaches such as John Calipari and Kevin Ollie should realize how good they have it.
From John Calipari to Kevin Ollie, college coaches make enough money, they don’t need to turn pro - John Calipari
Kevin Ollie should thank Jim Calhoun for illegally recruiting players to earn him a National Title.
Rumors are flying about Kevin Ollie and John Calipari going to the NBA. I don't think it will happen. Why? Not enough power at the NBA level as a head coach. In college ball, the coach is not only that, but he's the GM and President of the team. They make decisions as far as the personnel goes. In the NBA, the coach is just the coach. They don't always have full control over the players they draft or sign. Kevin Ollie has an awesome situation at Connecticut. He's proven he can win, players would run through a wall for him. They've established themselves as a prestigious basketball power. For John Calipari, I believe the only way he leaves Kentucky is of they give him power like they gave Pat Riley in 1995 when he left the Knicks for Miami. He was hired as head coach and Team President. Similar with Pete Carroll when he left USC to go to the Seahawks. Successful college coaches can coach in the league if you give them similar power as they had in college. Its not guaranteed to work, but it could work...
The Connecticut Huskies won their 4th title since 1999 last night. Kevin Ollie is 6-0 in first six tournament games. http…
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In UConn's magical ride to winning the NCAA tourney, new Coach Kevin Ollie -in his first year coaching in the tournament- outcoached veterans and "legend" coaches Phil Martelli, Jay Wright, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, and John Calipari. Not bad. That is all. :-)
"When I would get cut from a team...God never cut me. He never said I wasn't good enough." - Kevin Ollie.
123 years ago in Springfield, Mass, Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball...Last night we watched as history was made...Kevin Ollie joined Tubby Smith, John Thompson and Nolan Richardson as the only black coaches to win a National Title...And its a "Big F'in Deal"...We cheer for large PWI's that have rosters full of black players year in and year out and are usually the better teams in basketball...Duke, UNC, Florida, Syracuse. ..None have ever had a black coach...Those coached have been there forever, I get that...The opportunity for a black coach hasn't been...Marquette just hired WoJo from Duke...Why not Jeff Capel a former Head Coach who is Asst Head Coach at Duke...College sports makes millions of dollars a year with major sports being dominated by black athletes...When will they begin to trust black coaches with the keys to the car.I will stop making a "Big F'in Deal" about it, when the playing field is even...
A fav story line from last night, Kevin Ollie's journey. Sat at his table 4 Jimmy V dinner, great guy. Agreed w/ me Rose needs help in Chi.
Kevin Ollie became the 4th African American coach to win a national title. It was 30 years ago where John Thompson became the first.
Did anyone notice all the greats Kevin Ollie outcoached to win the Championship Phil Martelli, Jay Wright, Fred Hoilberg, Tom Izzo, Billy Donavan, and John Calipari Pretty impressive.
Congrats to Kevin Ollie and the UConn Huskies, the 2014 NCAA Champions! But I can't be too happy for them, because in a way, I feel like they cheated. UConn used a bunch of 21-22 year olds. Kentucky only used 19-20 year olds. If John Calipari knew he was allowed to keep his players for 4 years, this game would not have even been close. Here is what Kentucky's roster could have looked like: C-Enes Kanter (3rd pick in the 2011 NBA draft), PF-Anthony Davis (1st in 2012), SF-Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2nd in 2012), SG-Archie Goodwin (29th in 2013), PG-Brandon Knight (8th in 2011). On the bench: Nerlens Noel (6th in 2013), Terrence Jones (18th in 2012), Marquis Teague (29th in 2012) & Doron Lamb (42nd in 2012).
How about Kevin Ollie doing a great job with Connecticut Huskies this season winning NCAA Men's National Championship for 2014
Who was the last black coach before Kevin Ollie to win a NCAA basketball championship. Was it Nolan Richardson of Arkansas or John Thompson of Georgetown? I'm doing this without Google. Please feel free to use it.
Former guard Kevin Ollie leads to National Championship:
UConn: postseason ban to National Championship. Kevin Ollie goes 6-0 in his first trip as head coach in NCAA. Historic in…
Congratulations Coach Kevin Ollie on winning the national NCAAA championship!
UConn Coach Kevin Ollie: More than just an awesome mustache [GIFs]
Yea I'm an Arizona fan boss...that's Lute Olson in the know who he is? Or is Kevin Ollie better than him too? Smh
Kevin Ollie's good with you calling him a National Champion. But don't call him a Cinderella.
Connecticut’s Coach Kevin Ollie, made a bonus of $66,666 for tonight's victory. This brings his total tournament bonus payout to $166,665. Not bad. On the other hand, John Calipari has made $275,000 from bonuses for making the Sweet 16 ($100,000) and Final Four ($175,000). Had he won tonight, it would have been worth an additional $375,000. The tournament could have brought him an extra $650,000 over his base pay of $5.4 million. His players, get paid with college scholarships.
Kevin Ollie beat Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, and John Calipari to win it all.. Coaching won those games because those teams had way better players
“Kevin Ollie was once teammates with Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.” When?
Congratulations to the Connecticut Huskies on their 2nd National Championship in the last 4 years and their fourth since 1999. A new dynasty has been built up by Jim Calhoun and now extended by Kevin Ollie.
Shout out to Kevin Ollie and the Connecticut Huskies on their National College Basketball Championship! See ya next year.,...UNC all the way!!
Anyone hear any explanation from Charles "Hamhockhead" Barkley on how he picked against UCONN in EVERY GAME? ... I mean if he got paid for his accuracy and performance he'd OWE CBS his gambling money, BTW for all the SYRALOSERS (cept for Derek L Ward a true gentleman) from where I'm sitting it LOOKS LIKE Kevin Ollie has JUST as MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS AS Jim Boeheim Now I don't know iffn THIS matters but it took Ollie ONE YEAR to do what it took Boeheim FORTY YEARS AND 900+ GAMES TO DO... NOW who HAS THE ELITE PROGRAM AGAIN?
Only the 4th African American to win an NCAA National Basketball Championship, Crenshaw alum Kevin Ollie does it in just his 2nd year as a Head Basketball Coach. Congrats Coach Kevin Ollie!
Kevin Ollie 4th African American Coach to win it all in NCAA Men's Basketball. Others, Tubby Smith,Nolan Richardson an…
The University of Connecticut Huskies and Coach Kevin Ollie defeat The University of Kentucky Wildcats and Coach John Calipari 58-54 for it's National Championship. Coach Kevin Ollie becomes the fourth African American NCAA coach to win a National Championship behind John Thompson in 1984, Nolan Richardson, 1994; Tubby Smith, 1998 and Kevin Ollie in 2014.
Hard to believe that UCONN head Coach Kevin Ollie was an active NBA ballplayer in this Decade and now is coach of the NCAA basketball champions. How incredible is that
Congratulations to Kevin Ollie!!! The 1st African American coach to win a since Tubby Smith in 1998!!!
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, isn't Kevin Ollie the 2nd black coach to win a NCAA basketball championship?!
I'm a Dorsey Don, but I have to give it up to former LOS ANGELES Crenshaw Cougar, KEVIN OLLIE for UCONN's NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP!!! The 3rd black coach to ever win the title and the 1st in over 20 years.CONGRATS Kevin Ollie and the UConn Huskies. (does anyone know if he went to Audubon?
Congrats UConn and Kevin Ollie history moment
OK, Kevin Ollie, Nolan Richardson, John Thompson...who else? Looking for answer to trivia question how many black coaches have won NCAA basketball title? UPDATE: Tubby Smith and Carolyn Peak, an African-American college coach, won the female NCAA basketball Division 1 title at Purdue University in 1999.
Congrats to Kevin Ollie on his 2014 NCAA National Championship win tonite with the Connecticut Huskies! BELIEVE
GREAT GUY, NATIONAL CHAMP: After UConn embarrassed Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship, I walked up and shook Kevin Ollie's hand after the Huskies' postgame news conference and wished him well in the NCAA Tournament. Little did I know that he'd emerge as a national champion. Clearly, it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Can you say huge raise and contact extension?
At first they didn't want his a champ they all on him. Thank you Kevin Ollie. Just the 4th African American head coach to win a D1 basketball championship.
Kevin Ollie . This will allow more ex-nba players the opportunity to coach college.
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