UConn fires Kevin Ollie

UConn and Kevin Ollie have parted ways; the school announced Saturday morning.

The Huskies went 14-18 this season and 7-11 in AAC play. In five years at UConn, Ollie was 127-79, including a national championship in 2014.

“The University of Connecticut has initiated disciplinary procedures to terminate the employment of Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie for just cause,” the school said in a release. “The University will have no further comment on the matter until the completion of both the University’s disciplinary process and the ongoing NCAA investigation.”

UConn has also lost the services of three-star point guard James Akinjo who reportedly decommitted this morning amid Ollie’s firing.

“It is unfortunate that this decision became necessary,” said Director of Athletics David Benedict. “As with all of our programs, we hold men’s basketball to the highest standards. We will begin a national search immediately to identify our next head coach.”

A few names I’d anticipate involved in the coaching search are current Rhode Island head coach Danny Hurley and former Indiana head coach Tom Crean.

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