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Kevin Ollie's Desire To Surround Himself With Familiar Faces Prompted Lots Of Questions From NCAA Investigators

Kevin Ollie's Desire To Surround Himself With Familiar Faces Prompted Lots Of Questions From NCAA Investigators

Kevin Ollie liked to have familiar faces around.

He played for UConn from 1991-95, and was an assistant coach from 2010-12, but he had grown up in Los Angeles and had a 13-year career in the NBA, playing for 12 different teams, making a lot of contacts outside the “UConn family” as well as inside it.

Ollie, who led the Huskies for six years, won a national championship in his second season and a conference title in his fourth. But his last two seasons were the program’s first consecutive losing seasons in 30 years. They came as multiple players transferred, and Ollie felt the pressure to recruit top talent while the demand for winning remained high. The coach also made some...

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