Ollie was in New York at the New York Athletic Club to receive an award on Wednesday, and in Hartford on Friday.
The much-anticipated contract re-working of Ollie and UConn remains in talks, and that has set the NBA rumour mill on fire.
Still, Ollie is in Connecticut and acting like the UConn coach.
Ollie made $1.6 million after bonuses for winning the NCAA title in his second year as coach. He signed a 5-year $7 million contract in December and is going to almost double that by all accounts when the negotiations are done. Ollie has said he isn't looking for a job in the NBA, though he hasn't shut it down completely.
Ollie told the Hartford Courant on Friday that he isn't actively looking:
"People have called and asked if I'm interested, and like I always say, 'I'm here with UConn right now and trying to work things out with our great university,' " Ollie said to Dom Amore of the Courant. "I'm UConn-made and I want to be here for a long time. But those guys are persistent and they keep calling no matter what I say, that's just part of the success you've had, the success the university has had.Ollie's contract is an issue, but Hartford's event on Friday to unveil the logo remains a big coup for the city. The AAC tournament was moved from Memphis after one year and will likely be rotated to various cities. Hartford will be home to the men's tournament in 2015 while the women's tournament will be at Mohegan Sun.
"It's a great honor to have options. It's a great honor, but at the end of the day I know where I want to be at and I know where my heart is."