Thea Digiammerino

Twitter Reacts to UConn Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie Firing

As the news of the firing of UConn head men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie spread Saturday, Twitter was aflame with a range of reactions.

"Kevin Ollie" was even trending in the New Haven area, with thousands of tweets on the subject.

Ollie was fired by the university amid an ongoing NCAA investigation into the men’s basketball program. UConn said the firing was disciplinary but did not provide details. Ollie was in the second year of a five-year $17.9-million contract that can be voided for "just cause," the Associated Press reports.

Some have questioned Ollie’s position in recent years. Ollie won the NCAA championship in 2014 after taking over from Jim Calhoun, but the team has struggled in recent seasons.

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