No Announcement Yet on UConn Assistants

Despite reports that UConn would introduce the new Assistant Coach and Director of Basketball Operations late last week, there was no such announcement.

David Borges of the New Haven Register now reports that the announcements will come in the next few days.  That’s not exactly startling, because we’ve heard that several times from different sources, and because the goal has been to have the candidates in place prior to the start of the summer recruiting period, which starts on July 3.  The Register cites ‘procedural logistics’ for the delay, but says the announcement will be in line with the original expected time frame.  I’m not sure I buy the last part; this seems to have dragged on, much like Jim Calhoun’s contract extension.

According to the Register, sources have confirmed that Kevin Ollie will be the new Assistant Coach, and Glen Miller the new Director of Basketball Operations,which is in line with recent reports.  Some early reports, repeated here, had Donyell Marshall as the new Director of Basketball Operations.

Personally, I’m very much looking forward to the formal announcement, if only to clear up the correct spelling of Miller’s first name.  For the record, according to UConn’s All Time Roster, the UPenn athletics site, and Wikipedia, it’s ‘Glen’ with one ‘n’, different from Glenn Miller the bandleader.  Both the New Haven Register and the Hartford Courant have consistently misspelled the name —  Neill Ostrout of the CT Post is in the ‘one n’ camp.  Then again, when your name is ‘Neill” with two ‘l’s, you’re much more likely to pay attention to other people’s names.  For that matter, there’s no telling how many times I’ve misspelled Ostrout’s first name..

The Register story appears here:

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UConn has not officially said that Ollie and Miller will be the hires, but sources have confirmed that they are the two.

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