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Video: Kevin Ollie news conference

Connecticut has given men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie a contract extension through the end of the 2017-18 season.

The deal, signed Saturday, is worth just more than $7 million and begins Jan. 1. When Ollie was hired in September, he was signed for just one season.

"As I said in my first press conference, I want to be here a lifetime and this is a step, hopefully a great step, in the program moving forward," Ollie said in a news release announcing the deal.

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