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UConn Parts Ways With Head Coach Kevin Ollie

11 March 2018

He is not owed the remainder of his contract if fired for just cause, which includes serious NCAA violations.

Kevin Ollie is out at UConn. However, the Huskies finished under.500 for the first time since 1987 last year, going 16-17 and followed that up with a 14-18 season this year.

UConn announces it "has initiated disciplinary procedures to terminate the employment of Kevin Ollie for just cause". But the decision is tied to the fact that UConn is now under investigation by the NCAA.

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Ollie was in the second year of a five-year deal valued at $17.9 million that was signed amid reports he was a candidate for several National Basketball Association jobs.

Ollie had served as the head coach for the past six seasons.

"With regard to the inquiry directed at our men's basketball program, I want to express that we will cooperate fully with NCAA as this process moves forward as we are committed to promoting an atmosphere of compliance with NCAA regulations", Ollie said in a late-January statement. He'll leave the program with a 127-79 record.

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He played point guard for Calhoun from 1991-95 and played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association before joining the UConn staff in 2010. The last two seasons for the Huskies have been sub-.500, with a 16-17 campaign past year ahead of this season's even more disappointing campaign. The Huskies missed the NCAA Tournament each of the past two seasons. The next year, they posted a 32-8 record en route to winning the NCAA tournament, the fourth title in CT men's history. The Huskies went 20-10 during his first season in charge but were ineligible for postseason play.

The NCAA also ruled that recruit Sidney Wilson had to sit out the season as a transfer after taking summer courses at St. John's.

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UConn Parts Ways With Head Coach Kevin Ollie