Lakers Rumors: Lakers and Kevin Ollie To Meet In Coming Weeks?

Lakers Rumors: Lakers and Kevin Ollie To Meet In Coming Weeks?


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The rumor mill continues to go crazy and it is focused on the hottest name in most coaching circles.

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According to Fox Sports’ Bill Reiter, the Lakers and University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie are expected to meet in the coming weeks:

Ollie is one of the least experienced candidates linked to the job, but he is arguably the most popular. After leading UConn to a national championship in only his second season, Ollie’s name has come up continually when there has been a job opening in the NBA.

UConn is currently working towards a new contract for Ollie in order to keep him in Storrs, but that won’t stop teams from reaching out, and many have said that Ollie would at least listen.

It is important to note that the Lakers have not reached out to Ollie as of yet, and there is no meeting scheduled, but the team is expected to contact him at some point.

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The Lakers will continue to take their time in this coaching search, in an attempt to make sure that they bring in the right guy. This off-season will be crucial in the Lakers re-build as they will have a high draft pick and cap space.

Despite having been a coach for only two seasons, Ollie is very highly regarded in NBA circles after playing in the league for 13 years. NBA MVP Kevin Durant has also credited Ollie for changing the culture of the Oklahoma City Thunder during his lone season there.
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  • LA24

    until then stfu lakersnation

  • independentbynature

    Dubs just fired Mark Jackson.So,add another name to the list.

  • DK-LA

    What kind og coach is Ollie? Defensive, offensive or?

    I heard about him but being a skandinavien fan means alot of restricktions in the NCAA regards :) simply to damn hard to keep

    • Chrmngblly

      I heard him talk once and I like the guy. Very heady. Teaches principles. If we could get him, he is the right sort of guy for us I think.

  • Kïd Špłãšh

    LakersNation Is Being Thirsty.. Be Patient!!’

  • KingEmperor

    defensive style coach is the one must hire by the lakers..
    great defense result to great offense..

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I am going to support Kevin Ollie 100% if we hire him.I really am impressed with Ollie and we need him more than he knows yeap.

    • roseducanna

      Can OLLIE control and discipline KOBE ?It’s important .

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Get Kevin Ollie to coach the Lakers.

  • KB24

    Kevin Ollie Or b.scott but i prefer ollie of course. Kd idolizes him and he is brainy. He is a CLUTCH COACH IN THE 4th quarter?. His coaching record is 52-18

  • TimeisIllmatic

    Wouldn’t mind Ollie at all. Player coach, from L.A. and went to Crenshaw High, and developed a good culture at UConn.