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Ollie starts audition to keep UConn job

Updated: November 9, 2012, 12:02 PM ET
By Andy Katz

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Kevin Ollie's voice was hoarse.

But his energy was unchanged.

Sitting in the stands was UConn athletic director Warde Manuel, getting a strong look at his new "head" coach, in whom he was so confident that he gave Ollie a seven-month contract.

Seated courtside was Jim Calhoun, Ollie's mentor, former head coach and the three-time national champion Hall of Famer.

That was Wednesday night.

Manuel didn't attend UConn's Thursday night practice ...

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