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Dan Hurley Turns Down Offer From LA Lakers

Dan Hurley
Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies | Image by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Dan Hurley is apparently opting to decline a huge contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a new report by CBS Sports:U

“If ever there was an event to firm up Connecticut’s blue-blood status, this is it. Despite being presented with a mammoth contract that outsized UConn’s bidding price, Hurley nevertheless spurned the NBA’s most glamorous franchise to stay in Storrs, Connecticut, and will continue to oversee the best program in the sport.

“Hurley traveled to Los Angeles for an interview Friday to meet with Lakers president Jeannie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka. He was sold a vision of overseeing a pro franchise that could operate in his image and with his influence at the forefront of the Lakers organization in the years to come. But what that job could not provide is the long-term stability and the comforts of Storrs and his beloved territory, the East Coast.

“Hurley flew back East on Saturday, just in time to attend a Billy Joel concert at another NBA facility he’s all too familiar with: Madison Square Garden, AKA ‘Storrs South.’ Huskies assistant Luke Murray attended the concert alongside Hurley and Hurley’s wife, Andrea, posting a short video clip of the three of them on Instagram (with Hurley in a New York, New York T-shirt, no less). In retrospect, the IG post functioned as a harbinger of the good news that was to come for UConn fans.”

To read the entire article by CBS Sports, please click HERE.

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