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Brooklyn is adding Kevin Ollie as an assistant coach.
The news was first reported by ESPN and confirmed by The Post.
Ollie left Overtime Elite after two years of running the up-and-coming NBA feeder program.
The 50-year-old — who coached six seasons at UConn and guided them to the 2014 NCAA championship — had interviewed twice for the Detroit Pistons head coaching job that eventually went to Monty Williams.
Now, the Crenshaw, California, native has promptly pivoted and taken an assistant gig in Brooklyn under fellow Californian Jacque Vaughn.
Ollie’s abilities to develop and lead are well-known.
He has helped mold the Thompson twins — Amen and Ausar Thompson — into lottery picks expected to both go in the top 10 later this month, which would make them the highest-drafted set of twins in NBA history.
There are players coming up behind them as well, like point guard Robert Dillingham, that could be NBA contributors later.
But Ollie has developed and led on the NBA level as well, essentially a coach-in-waiting while he was playing.
Former Nets star Kevin Durant — who invested financially in Overtime — praised Ollie for teaching him the ropes in Oklahoma City and changing the culture in the Thunder locker room.
“Kevin Ollie, he was a game changer for us,” Durant told Grantland. “I think he changed the whole culture in Oklahoma City. Just his mindset, professionalism, every single day. And we all watched that, and we all wanted to be like that.
“It rubbed off on Russell Westbrook, myself, Jeff Green, James Harden. And then everybody who comes through now, it’s the standard that you’ve got to live up to as a Thunder player. And it all started with Kevin Ollie.”
Ollie played for 12 teams over 13 seasons in the NBA, including 19 games for the New Jersey Nets in 2000-01.
Now he’ll return to the franchise as an assistant.