Report: Kevin Ollie signs extension with Connecticut rather than further explore NBA options

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Kevin Ollie is not going to the Lakers, Knicks or any other NBA team.

Fresh off coaching Connecticut to the national championship, the former professional player will remain with the Huskies.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

You can bet Ollie will remain a hot name in NBA coaching circles for a while – at least until the Huskies regress. Even then, it will take a little time for his star to stop shining.

Depending on the clauses of the contract, his name will continue to pop up for NBA openings. It’s even possible the language allows him to reconsider this offseason.

But much more likely than not, he signed this deal because he wants to defer any NBA aspirations at least a year.