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Kevin Ollie Will Be The New Head Coach of UConn Basketball

He's signed a one year contract to take Calhoun's place.
A closeup of Kevin Ollie

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Connecticut Huskies Men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie answers interview questions on the trading floor of New York Stock Exchange after ringing the closing bell on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Kevin Ollie, former UConn Husky basketball player and assistant coach of the UConn men's basketball team, will be replacing long-time head coach Jim Calhoun.

News broke earlier this evening that Calhoun would be stepping down from the head coach position. CBS has reported that Ollie met with UConn officials earlier today and signed a one year contract to take Calhoun's place; his work will be re-evaluated at the end of the season.

A press conference is scheduled for 2 PM tomorrow to address the basketball program's future.

In the meantime, let's take a look at Ollie's resume.

College: During his four-year college career, Ollie averaged 6.7 points per game, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. He was team captain two of those years and helped lead UConn's basketball team to Big East Regular Season Championships in the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Ollie was an All Big East Third Team selection as a senior. He was inducted as part of the UConn Basketball All-Century Team in 2001 and he's No. 3 in all-time assists for UConn. He's first in Big East assists for UConn.

NBA: Ollie played for eleven different teams during his 13-year NBA career, most recently with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2009 season. Ollie played in 662 games total.

He's built up a great rapport with the current Husky players, and we like him as a filler for Calhoun -- although they are big shoes to fill.

In Ollie we trust!