Report: Dan Hurley takes less money to become UConn coach
Dan Hurley has reportedly reached an agreement to become the next men’s head basketball coach at UConn.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is signing a six-year deal with UConn. He turned down more money from Pitt.
BREAKING: Dan Hurley is headed to UConn, multiple sources told ESPN. Chose the Huskies over a more-lucrative offer from Pittsburgh, and also a long-term deal from URI. 6-year deal with UConn.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 22, 2018
Pitt had reportedly offered Hurley more than $3 million per year, but you could make the argument that UConn is the more prestigious job. It will also allow Hurley to remain closer to where he currently coaches at Rhode Island.
Hurley went 38-23 in two seasons at Wagner before moving to Rhode Island. He just completed his sixth season as head coach of the Rams and led them to the second round of the NCAA Tournament two years in a row.