November 8, 2014 |
If there is anyone who should have an idea of what Aaron McKie could mean to Temple as an assistant coach, it is Kevin Ollie. The coach of the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies, Ollie played with McKie in the 76ers backcourt. When McKie retired and coached the Sixers guards from 2007 to 2013, before being let go, he became very close to Ollie. "I know he's going to be big-time," said Ollie, who retired from the NBA in 2010 and was named UConn's coach in 2012. "He helped me tremendously.
April 10, 2014 |
At the time, James Bell suggested on Twitter, it was just saying the right thing in the moment, a few polite words. Walking off the court after Connecticut had taken Villanova out of the NCAA tournament, the 'Nova senior said to UConn guard Shabazz Napier, "Win it all. " Late Monday night, Bell tweeted out, "I'm fine with losing to them now cuz they did !! !!" UConn, of course, also took out St. Joseph's in overtime before beating Villanova, after trailing both by double digits.
March 21, 2014 |
BUFFALO - Kevin Ollie, coach of the Connecticut Huskies, played three brief stints with the 76ers during a 13-year NBA career in which all of his stints around the league were relatively brief. There were an awful lot of them, though. He played with 11 franchises, and it seemed there was always a place that wanted him for his influence in the locker room and on the court. "Class. Class personified," said St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli, whose Hawks meet up with Ollie's UConn team Thursday in the NCAA opener for both schools.
February 13, 2013 |
KEVIN OLLIE is, if nothing else, a survivor. How else do you describe someone who, after starting his career in the CBA, spent all or part of 13 seasons in the NBA with 12 different teams? I mean, has anyone ever had more 10-day contracts? The Connecticut point guard spent more time with the Sixers (1999-2001, 2004-08) than any other franchise. So Philadelphia will always remain a large part of him. Especially the indelible run to the Finals with Allen Iverson. "My time there was special," Ollie recalled recently.
April 2, 2011 |
HOUSTON - Kevin Ollie retired last season after 13 years in the NBA, including three tours of duty with the 76ers. He then became an assistant coach at Connecticut and now finds himself in the Final Four in his rookie year. Nothing to it, right? "No, it's not that easy," Ollie said Friday in the UConn locker room. "But it's been great to come back home, to spend time with my friends and my family, to be under coach [Jim] Calhoun. I've got an even greater appreciation for him now for what he has to go through getting his team prepared, getting his coaches prepared with a game plan.
June 5, 2010
Ali-Ollie Woodson, 58, who led Motown's Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and helped restore them to their hit-making glory with songs including "Treat Her Like a Lady," died Sunday in Southern California after battling cancer. Mr. Woodson was not an original member of the group, which had several lineup changes since it started in the 1960s. But he played an integral part in keeping the Temptations from becoming just a nostalgia act. By the early 1980s, the Temptations were no longer posting hit after hit as they had in the 1960s and '70s with classics such as "My Girl.
August 20, 2007 |
Kirby B. Lohff, the new president and chief operating officer of Exton-based Olly Shoes, is closely watching shoppers' response to recent changes at the privately held boutique retailer of children's footwear. After a false start in 2003, the company again has its sights on a national expansion. But its near-term goal is "the most incredible back-to-school on record ever," said Lohff, 50, who joined Olly Shoes June 25 from a ticket-sales company but previously ran operations and personnel for F.W. Woolworth Co.'s Lady Foot Locker and Kids Foot Locker divisions.
October 13, 2005 |
The sellout crowd of 17,551 at the University of South Carolina's Colonial Center came to see Allen Iverson last night, and the 76ers' superstar put on a show. Kevin Ollie, the guy who will spell Iverson from time to time this season, didn't get nearly as much attention and adulation, but he played his usual solid game. Maybe the crowd didn't appreciate it, but Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks did. Ollie made all seven of his shots, draining three field goals and four free throws for 10 points, and steadied the team in the fourth quarter when San Antonio made a run. The Sixers defeated the Spurs, 100-88, to even their preseason record at 1-1. In his ninth NBA season, Ollie, 32, has shown the coaching staff that the extended time he spent on the bench last season under former coach Jim O'Brien hasn't diminished his skills.
February 15, 2005 |
The 76ers placed guard John Salmons on the injured list yesterday because of asthmatic bronchitis and activated guard Kevin Ollie. Salmons did not dress for Saturday's game against Orlando because of his illness. He had played the last two minutes of the Sixers' victory at Toronto on Friday night. Earlier in the season, the 6-foot-7 Salmons, a third-year pro and a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High, had to leave a Dec. 17 game against the New York Knicks because of bronchitis.
December 23, 2004 |
Allen Iverson continued his torrid scoring last night, but this time, his teammates provided ample late-game support. While Iverson scored 40 points after two games of 50-plus, it was the play of Kevin Ollie, a seldom-used point guard, that sparked the 76ers to a 102-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Sixers outscored the Pacers by 36-19 in the fourth quarter and put the game away by breaking an 88-88 tie with 12 straight points. Ollie was on the court for all 12 minutes of the quarter.