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Ollie says he's joining UConn's staff

Updated: July 2, 2010, 1:11 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The Connecticut men's basketball program took the first step toward cleansing itself of an NCAA investigation by hiring former player Kevin Ollie to be an assistant coach.

Ollie, a 12-year NBA veteran, told ESPN.com in a text message Friday that he had signed a contract late Thursday night and would send in his retirement papers to the NBA office this weekend.

The 37-year-old Ollie played four years at UConn (1992-96) for Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun. After going undrafted, ...

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