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UConn gives coach Kevin Ollie new 5-year deal

Updated: December 29, 2012, 11:18 PM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut has given men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie a new contract that runs through the end of the 2017-18 season.

The deal, signed Saturday, is worth just under $7 million and begins Jan. 1. When Ollie was hired in September, he was signed for just one season.

"As I said in my first press conference, I want to be here a lifetime and this is a step, hopefully a great step, in the program moving forward," Ollie said.

Ollie, who turned 40 on Thursday, ...

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