Just over a month ago, Connecticut Huskies’ head coach Kevin Ollie was cutting down the nets after winning a National Championship for his alma mater.
Since then, the rumors surrounding Ollie and his future with the team have heated up.
Several teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA’s marquee franchise, have shown interest and made inquiries into Ollie’s desire to coach in the NBA. Although he hasn’t had a meeting and denies wanting to leave the Huskies, he still wants to listen to NBA teams.
On Wednesday, he reaffirmed his love for his school.
“I love this university,” Ollie said at the New York Athletic Club, where he was to receive the Winged Foot Award Wednesday night via Dom Amore of The Hartford Courant. “I’m not looking for another job. Of course, you listen to different things — I got two ears so I’m going to listen — but I’m not going out there soliciting any other job. I want to be here at the University of Connecticut.”
Ollie, who played in the NBA from 1997-2010, is 52-18 in two seasons with the Huskies.