Ollie says he has no plans to leave UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie says he has no plans to leave his job.

The 42-year-old Ollie, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings since leading the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA championship.

This week, several media outlets reported that Ollie is a leading candidate to replace Scott Brooks in Oklahoma City, even though Brooks has not been fired.

Ollie issued a statement Wednesday morning saying he is proud and honored to be UConn's coach, is excited about next season and and, ''I have no plans to pursue other opportunities.''

Ollie signed a $15 million, five-year contract with UConn last May.

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