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UConn assistant to miss time with medical issue

The University of Connecticut announced today that assistant men’s basketball coach Kenya Hunter will be out indefinitely due to an undisclosed illness. Current UConn Director of Player Development Taliek Brown has been elevated to an on court coaching role in the interim. Hunter joined Dan Hurley’s staff in April 2018 after a five year stint

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Judge dismisses Ollie’s complaint over firing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn. Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on Monday approved a motion by UConn to reject Ollie’s

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 1/17/19

Coaches have gone wild in the American Athletic Conference with three ejections in the past two nights. Tuesday night, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin was ejected for arguing a shot clock issue. Last night, both UConn head coach Dan Hurley, and Tulsa head coach Frank Haith were booted for arguing…with each other! The fairly amusing

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Ollie alleges racial discrimination in suit vs UConn

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie is alleging that his firing was racially motivated. Ollie says in court documents filed Tuesday in federal court that he was treated differently from former coach Jim Calhoun, who wasn’t fired despite incurring recruiting violations. Ollie says that the university has illegally tried to

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Daily Dirt – 4/4/18

Today’s Dirt… I can confirm that Amorrow Morgan is headed to South Alabama with Richie Riley. Morgan spent last season on Riley’s staff at Nicholls State. He has also been an assistant at Henderson State (AR), Our Lady of the Lake (TX), and Illinois Springfield. He will be the only NSU assistant joining Riley as

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HOT: Dan Hurley Headed to UConn

URI’s Dan Hurley will become the next head basketball coach at UConn according to an ESPN report this morning. The deal is reported to be a six-year pact. Hurley’s Rams finished this season with a 26-8 record and advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. He compiled a 113-82 in his six

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