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UConn's Dismal Season Sparks Scrutiny Of Kevin Ollie's Leadership

UConn's Dismal Season Sparks Scrutiny Of Kevin Ollie's Leadership

Three years ago this month, the UConn men's basketball program was celebrating a national championship and Kevin Ollie, in just his second season since replacing Jim Calhoun, was considered one of the bright young stars of the profession, rumored for NBA jobs.

But April of 2017 finds Ollie, 44, in the midst of a thorough self-evaluation — and under scrutiny. In the six weeks following UConn's first sub-.500 season in 30 years, four players have left the program, and athletic director David Benedict has taken the unusual step of interviewing every player in an effort "to get to the bottom" of the issues.

As described by several sources close to the program, who...

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