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Kevin Ollie Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Kevin Jermaine Ollie was born on 27 December 1972, in Dallas, Texas USA, and is a basketball coach and retired professional basketball player, best known as the current head coach of the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team. He’s also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Kevin Ollie? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career in basketball. He’s known to have played with the Philadelphia 76ers after leaving the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). As he continues his coaching career, his wealth is expected to increase further.
Kevin Ollie Net Worth $12 million
Kevin attended Crenshaw High School and would play basketball during his time there. After matriculating, he attended the University of Connecticut and would play four seasons in the school. After graduating, he joined CBA’s Connecticut Pride from 1995 to 1997, then moved to the NBA and would start playing with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was a low profile player, but helped in developing a young Allen Iverson. In 2005, he was given the starting role in the Sixers, but three years later he would become the captain of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Afterwards, he would sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder for one season before retiring to become the assistant coach of the Connecticut Huskies.
In 2012, he became the head basketball coach of the University of Connecticut replacing hall of famer Jim Calhoun, prior to which he helped Calhoun and the Huskies to a record 11 straight postseason wins. He was given a five year deal which increased his net worth further. His first season as a coach of the Huskies saw a record of 20-10, and they continued to score significant victories in the next year, leading to a win at the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Afterwards, he would sign a new contract with UConn worth $2.8 million per year for five years, continuing to help his net worth increase. ESPN also did a series of Top 50 college hoops coaches, which included Kevin, and focused on his National Championship run.
For his personal life, it is known that Kevin married Stephanie in 1998 and they have two children, however, the couple filed for divorce in 2015 after 17 years – they were living in a 16 room Glastonbury home. Kevin is a Christian and was involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes during his NBA Career. An interview with NBA star Kevin Durant mentioned that Ollie was one of the people who helped him adjust to the NBA, changing the entire team’s culture. He mentioned that Ollie’s teachings would help other future stars such as Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Kevin also had that role with the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming one of the mentors for players such as LeBron James.