Kevin Ollie is joining the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant coach, ESPN reported on Saturday.
Ollie, 50, was a finalist for the head coaching vacancy with the Detroit Pistons. He will take the place of Igor Kokoskov, who recently joined Quin Snyder's coaching staff with the Atlanta Hawks.
Ollie played 13 seasons in the NBA with 11 teams before becoming the head coach at UConn for six seasons, a run that included winning a national championship in 2014.
He moved on from being fired in Storrs, Conn., to take over coaching operations for Overtime Elite. He stepped down from that post after two years in March.
--Field Level Media