UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley received a subpoena from attorneys representing former UConn head coach Kevin Ollie on Sunday.
The University of Connecticut issued a statement in response to these reports:
The University of Connecticut today issued a statement in response to reports that head MBB Coach Dan Hurley received a subpoena from attorneys representing Kevin Ollie.
That Coach Hurley was served with a subpoena at his home yesterday is disappointing. The day before the subpoena was served, UConn's attorney agreed - at the request of Ollie's legal team - to accept service of any subpoenas on behalf of UConn. For Ollie's attorneys to then serve Coach Hurley at his home the following day, a fact the news media was apparently quickly alerted to, was contrary to the discussions between the parties. This action was unnecessary and surprising to Coach Hurley, who has nothing to do with this case.
Ollie's legal team continues to do whatever it can to deflect from the facts - many uncontested - that led to his termination. These efforts have included seeking to file a baseless discrimination lawsuit against UConn - an effort dismissed by a federal court - and a defamation lawsuit against his former Associate Head Coach for providing information to the NCAA during his own interview.
Coach Hurley was hired after Ollie was terminated and had nothing to do with Ollie's separation from the program or the numerous NCAA violations that led to it, nor does he have any role at all in the ongoing legal dispute that followed. The university is dismayed by this attempt on the part of Ollie's legal team to involve Coach Hurley in this matter. Coach Hurley, his staff and their players are working incredibly hard and they should not have to contend with this kind of needless distraction.
Ollie played basketball at UConn from 1991-1995 before playing professionally in the NBA until 2010. He became an assistant coach at UConn in 2010, and then took over the program in 2012 after hall of fame coach Jim Calhoun retired.
He led the Huskies to the program's fourth NCAA men's championship in 2014 after beating Kentucky in National Championship game 60-54. Ollie then signed a five-year contract with UConn worth $2.8 million on May 22, 2014.
Ollie was fired with just cause on March 10, 2018 due to NCAA violations, and UConn did not have to pay him the remaining $10 million on his contract. Over six seasons, he went 127-79.
Hurley was hired on March 22, 2018 after coaching the University of Rhode Island from 2012 to 2018. He signed a six-year contract worth roughly $3 million per season.