Sources: Dan Hurley will be next UConn men's basketball coach

BY tyler keating and stephanie sheehan • March 22, 2018 • 12:30 A.M.

Dan Hurley will be the next head coach of the UConn men’s basketball program.

Hurley picked a six-year deal from UConn over offers from Pittsburgh and Rhode Island, the school he’s spent the last six seasons at, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman Thursday morning. The 45-year-old had spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday mulling a decision after meeting with UConn officials Monday. Hurley ultimately chose UConn because of its storied history—they are the only program to win four national titles in the last two decades, ESPN reported. 

A Dime Back first broke the news at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday night, reporting that UConn signed Hurley to a deal worth roughly $3.1 million per year. Pitt offered $3 million per year, which was initially more than what UConn and URI offered, but sources told A Dime Back that donors bumped up UConn’s offer at the last moment.

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