By Trevor Lowry @TheTrevorLowry on May 16, 2014
Lately, there have been many rumors going around about head coach Kevin Ollie and vacant coaching jobs across the country. Although coaching for a team like the Los Angeles Lakers would be a huge upgrade from coaching the Connecticut Huskies -- don’t think that is a bad thing because L.A. is a hot coaching destination -- he should stay at the college level.
Read on to see five reasons why.
Not sure if people have already forgotten or not, but Ollie is coming off of a national championship with the Huskies. Why leave your job when you just got done showing you and your team are the best that the country has to offer?
As a result of winning a championship, Kevin Ollie’s name is one of the hottest in college hoops. Only being in his second year as Connecticut's head coach makes that even more true.
Jim Calhoun built Connecticut into an elite basketball school and the Huskies now rock one of the best programs at the college level. Sure, there may be more appealing jobs out there, but UConn is already a very, very good program to coach for.
Making the jump to the NBA and earning the big bucks is probably very hard to pass up, but there is no guarantee that Ollie or anyone else would have success if they made the move to the next level.
If Ollie makes the jump and his team does not have success right away, he could lose his job after one season. That would not be fun.
Kevin Ollie has coached Connecticut for two years now and he has already won a national title. At the rate he is going, he could go down as a legend if he stays at the school. That is saying something since he had to take over for THE Jim Calhoun.
Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.
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