Fresh off of a national championship with the Connecticut Huskies, UCONN head coach and former NBA player Kevin Ollie is being linked to the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching vacancy.
The obvious link for the Lakers and Ollie is his time as a star Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, but what else could he bring to Los Angeles?
Ollie is a natural leader and a man who is well-respected for his ability to communicate with players. He would demand the respect from his players that Mike D’Antoni seemed unable to receive. In that aspect, Ollie is a perfect fit.
But what else could Ollie bring to the Lakers? Kevin Durant.
Yes, that’s right.
Ollie has an incredible relationship with Durant and there have been rumblings that he could be a potential free agent target for the Lakers down the line. If Durant was to be leading the show, they could become the favorite to land Durant if and when he bolts Oklahoma City.
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