Hurley Hired: Dan Hurley to be UConn's 19th 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, where he has coached for the last six seasons, 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.