Back on Jan. 18, before the Huskies left for Pittsburgh, Kevin Ollie set aside some time from his schedule to sit down with me in his new office, ‘The Big Office” left behind by Jim Calhoun, to talk about his vision for the UConn program for an article I was doing for Hartford Magazine.
The March issue of Hartford Mag is about to hit the streets, and its contents will soon be on line. Meantime, here’s an excerpt, as Ollie defines his goals:
“My biggest dream is that every student-athlete gets their degrees, and is challenged as a basketball player and as a person. And they leave UConn, leave Storrs a better person – and understanding that it was a challenge, but we were trying to push them to be better.
“I’m not worried about wins and losses, because if we have the best attitude team in America, we’re going to win, and they’re going to win in life. So that’s my wildest dream, it’s not about national championships, nothing like that. It’s about the journey to get there. And I think we’re going to have some great rides over these next five years.”
Here is Hartford Mag’s home page. The March contents will be there in the next day or so. … Or pick up a hard copy around the Greater Hartford area. The article includes great photos from our John Woike.