Ollie, 42, signed a contract extension at UConn last year after winning the national title in his second year.
“As I have said many times, I am proud and honored to be the head basketball coach at the University of Connecticut and I have no plans to pursue other opportunities. We are already excited about next season and I am looking forward to preparing our team to be the best we can be on the court, in the classroom, and in our community.”Despite that statement, rumors continued to swirl about Ollie's coaching status.
The Thunder did indeed fire Scott Brooks on Wednesday afternoon.
Ollie and Florida coach Billy Donovan are the two most mentioned candidates.
There is also Ollie giving telling a recruit he isn't going anywhere.