Kevin Ollie denies rumors of applying for Lakers head coaching job

kevin-ollie-conferenceAfter Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni announced his resignation, there were various rumors on who will become the team’s next head coach.

UConn’s Kevin Ollie, a former NBA player himself was mentioned as well.

In fact, Bill Reiter of Fox Sports has recently tweeted that a “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.”

Ollie, who led the Huskies to a surprise 2014 NCAA Tournament win, may have been able to help a Lakers team that had its worst season in franchise history this year, but he won’t be meeting with the team as rumors suggested.

Ollie took to Twitter to denounce those reports, by tweeting “Don’t Believe everything you hear!! Only meeting I have is with my team on Thursday at Gampel.. We are preparing everyday for Greatness!!”

Journeyman Ollie played 13 seasons in the NBA, for Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavs, Philadelphia Sixers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder.

He played in 662 NBA games (100 started), averaging 3.8 ppg and 2.3 apg.


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