Kevin Ollie, UConn Near Deal

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  • Famed coach Kevin Ollie and the University of Connecticut are close to closing a new deal that will keep him as head coach of the Huskies.

    According to USA Today:

    Kevin Ollie and the University of Connecticut are finalizing a deal that would pay Ollie about $3 million per year for five years, a person with direct knowledge of situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Monday night.

    Since the championship, Ollie has been considered a hot commodity, with many thinking he’d leave the college arena and set his sights on the NBA. He’s a veteran in the league with 13 years playing experience.

    Ollie won 20 games while the Huskies were banned from postseason.

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