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Dan Hurley staying at UConn to chase the 3-peat

Drew Franklinby:Drew Franklin06/10/24


Dan Hurley‘s decision is final. College basketball’s reigning two-time national champion head coach declined the Los Angeles Lakers offer, opting to remain at the University of Connecticut instead. Hurley spent the last several days being courted by L.A. to be its successor to Darvin Ham, who was dismissed in May after two seasons as the 28th coach of the Lakers. However, life in Storrs, Connecticut, is too good for the Hurleys to give up, so he passed up the opportunity to be No. 29 at the Lake Show, according to several reports.

With Hurley’s decision to stay in Storrs, college basketball’s coaching carousel remains still, whereas a move would’ve flipped the sport upside down for a moment. Also, UConn keeps its roster intact and its spot at the top as the Huskies look toward a potential three-peat season. Unfortunately, turning down the Lakers and Kentucky in one offseason will only strengthen Hurley and his support in Connecticut.

$70,000,000 offer to coach the Lakers

L.A.’s offer was reportedly worth $70 million over six years. Had Hurley accepted, he would’ve become one of the six highest-paid coaches in the NBA.

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