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Effort pays off for Kevin Ollie

Updated: May 6, 2014, 2:51 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

One of the hottest names in the coaching fraternity is Kevin Ollie of Connecticut. His stock is way, way up, and he has earned it by rolling up his sleeves and working hard to prove he deserved the head coaching job with the Huskies.

Ollie has been a fierce competitor and a guy who has paid his dues. He busted his gut from the time he arrived as a player at UConn until now. He has done things the right way in pursuit of his goals and dreams. Even during his 13 seasons in the NBA, ...

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