Kevin Ollie won’t be heading to the NBA anytime soon according to reports. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports , Ollie and the University of Connecticut have struck an extension that will keep Ollie in Storrs, Connecticut.
Yahoo Sources: Kevin Ollie spurns NBA, agrees on a $3 million annual contract extension to stay at UConn. http://t.co/eY9KLjJXCK
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 19, 2014
Ollie was attracting interest from several teams in the NBA after leading UConn to the national championship this past March and April in just his second season at the university. According to reports, Ollie was requesting a contract larger than the lucrative contract that Steve Kerr had recently received from the Golden State Warriors.
Ollie recently made comments to the Associated Press
I love this university. I am not looking for another job. Of course, you listen to different things. I got two ears, I’m going to listen, but I’m not running out there soliciting any other job. I want to be here at the University of Connecticut. I’m going to be the UConn coach, nothing’s changed.