STORRS, CT- SEPTEMBER 13: Newly named University Of Connecticut basketball coach Kevin Ollie attends a news conference where basketball coach Jim Calhoun announced his retirement at a news conference on September 13, 2012 in Storrs, Connecticut. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
Today is the first full day of Kevin Ollie's tenure as UConn's head coach. He made a heck of an impression on me yesterday, and based on the comments I don't think I was the only one. Still, the hire has not come without controversy. UConn only gave Ollie a one-year contract and might be embarking on a national coaching search as soon as next spring. So we want to know what you think. Should Ollie have been the guy? Should he have a longer contract? Should UConn have tried a search right now? Vote below to share your thoughts and give us your reasoning in the comments.
What do you think of the decision to give Kevin Ollie a one-year contract?
It was a good choice. Give him a year to prove himself and extend him if he does well. (180 votes)
It was a good choice, but UConn should still launch a national search in the spring. (34 votes)
It was a mistake. A one-year contract hurts recruiting and he deserves more time. (38 votes)
It was a mistake. UConn should have held an immediate national search. (5 votes)
257 total votes