Former University of Connecticut Huskies guard Kevin Ollie took over for former coach Jim Calhoun a few weeks ago on the premise that he was working on a one year contract and had to prove himself worthy of the job.
Wow what a few weeks of good basketball can do for a career. UConn has started the year off 9-2 and Ollie will be rewarded.
ESPN via Andy Katz is reporting that UConn has rewarded Ollie with a new five-year deal, and it will be announced this afternoon at a 5 p.m. press conference.
Ollie had been working under a one-year, $625,000 contract. Ollie played at UConn and spent 13 seasons in the NBA, before being hired as an assistant under Calhoun in 2010.
The Huskies started strong under Ollie, upsetting then-No. 14 Michigan State in the season opener en route to a 9-2 record.