Ollie, a month after a national championship, continues to to get a lot of talk as someone the Lakers want to approach about their head coaching job. UConn's 41-year old head coach's name is all over California media types lists.
Bill Reiter from Foxsports1 has the Lakers planning on talking to Ollie in the coming days and weeks.
Source close to Kevin Ollie says he plans to visit with Lakers in coming weeks about head-coaching job. Meeting not yet set up but expected.— Bill Reiter (@foxsportsreiter) May 6, 2014
In the meantime, Ollie and the school are in negotiations on a new contract. Ollie signed a 5-year, $7 million deal in December of 2012 that pays about and average of $1.4 million a year over the course of the deal. He was paid $1.25 million this year.
Reports are out there that Ollie's contract could be doubled coming off a national championship season that would pay him in $2.8 million range per year. In the American Athletic Conference, Larry Brown is being paid $2.8 million at SMU and Josh Pastner at Memphis is paid $2.65 million.
Ollie and/or the university have a right to open up contract talks within 30 days of the final game of the season. That has been doe and the renegotiation process could take as long as 60 days.
Ollie's status will have immediate impact. UConn's top recruit, Daniel Hamilton, signed non-binding scholarship papers to attend UConn and will come if Ollie is the coach. If Ollie leaves, Hamilton has indicated that he will go elsewhere leaving a hole on the wing for the Huskies.