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Hurley’s decision: Coach picks Connecticut Huskies

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Rhode Island Head Coach Dan Hurley had multiple offers to consider, including two new opportunities. Unfortunately, for the Rams, they were outbid by the Connecticut Huskies and the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Ultimately, Hurley agreed to become the next Huskies Head Coach. He agreed to a six-year deal that struggled the past two seasons.

Hurley replaces Kevin Ollie, who was fired earlier this month. Ollie could not break the 16-win mark the last two seasons after four straight of 20-plus win seasons.

He started his Rams tenure with an 8-21 record. But in the past five seasons, he steadily built the team that has become a powerhouse within the Atlantic 10 Conference.

For the second straight season, Rhode Island has made the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship with Hurley as head coach. They were eliminated in the Round of 32 against the Duke Blue Devils.

Hurley is bringing assistant coach Tom Moore with him to Storrs, Ct., according to the New York Times’ Adam Zagoria. Moore previously served as a Huskies assistant coach.

Hurley met with his players on Thursday morning to tell them of his departure, according to Zagoria.

This will be Hurley’s third collegiate head coaching job. In his six-years with the Rams, he went 113-82. He also went 38-28 in two seasons at Wagner.

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