Kevin Ollie, who guided UConn to a national championship, was one of five assistants hired Tuesday by the Brooklyn Nets for Jacque Vaughn’s first full season as coach.
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Will Weaver, Jay Hernandez and Ronnie Burrell also joined the staff, while Corey Vinson was hired as an assistant player development coach.
Ollie led the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA title and, most recently, has been the head of basketball coaching and development for two seasons for the Overtime Elite program that is expected to feature twin brothers Amen and Ausar Thompson as the 10 Best picks in the NBA. draft on Thursday.
Ollie was a candidate for the Detroit Pistons’ head coaching job before they hired Monty Williams.
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Weaver and Burrell have coached the Nets’ NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. Hernandez spent the past five seasons with the Charlotte Hornets as an assistant player development coach.
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Vaughn replaced Steve Nash early last season and was eventually promoted to full-time coach and later given a contract extension. Adam Caporn, Trevor Hendry and Ryan Forehan-Kelly remain as assistants on his staff.