Latest Dan Hurley News

Dan Hurley says he belongs at UConn after turning down 'obviously tempting' offer from Lakers

Jun. 13, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley considered the opportunity to try and lead UConn to a third consecutive national title or the chance to become coach of one of the NBA's most storied franchises and asked himself one question. “Where do you belong?” Hurley said Thursday at...

Snubbed by their first choice, the Los Angeles Lakers must resume their head coaching search

Jun. 11, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers must continue their latest coaching search with the basketball world already knowing their first choice turned them down. The Lakers have endured their share of embarrassments in recent years, but a snub by a college coach — even the best...

Dan Hurley turns down offer from Lakers, will stay at UConn to seek 3rd straight NCAA title

Jun. 10, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Lakers offered Dan Hurley what would have seemed like a basketball coach's dream: a chance to coach one of the world's most popular franchises, possibly an opportunity to work with LeBron James and a salary that would have doubled his current one. Hurley passed. ...

Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports

Jun. 10, 2024 14:08 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports.

Lakers conduct a public coaching search, considering Hurley and Redick, in hopes of pleasing LeBron

Jun. 07, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers' coaching search has been very public, seemingly chaotic and dominated by famous names. Totally Hollywood, in other words. The Lakers' reported plan to offer a massive contract to UConn coach Dan Hurley is the latest twist in...

UConn, Kentucky among those with big changes through transfers in college basketball's portal window

May. 01, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

A few days after winning a second consecutive national championship, UConn coach Dan Hurley posted a photo of himself on social media, lying on the floor and covering his eyes. The caption read “Day 1 in the portal ...” Several weeks later, Hurley has added several...

UConn freshman Stephon Castle declares for NBA draft and becomes school's second one-and-done player

Apr. 19, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn freshman Stephon Castle has entered his name into the NBA draft, becoming the fifth Husky starter to at least explore moving on after Connecticut's latest NCAA title run. UConn and coach Dan Hurley confirmed the move Friday on social media after it was...

Back to back! UConn fans gather to celebrate another basketball championship

Apr. 13, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Hartford on Saturday to fete the UConn men's basketball team following its second straight NCAA championship, its sixth in the past 25 years. The players and coaches paraded on a double-decker bus with an...

Donovan Clingan is leaving UConn for the NBA after two seasons, two national titles

Apr. 12, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Donovan Clingan is leaving UConn after two seasons and entering the NBA draft, the 7-foot-2 center announced Friday, four days after he helped lead the Huskies to a second straight national title. Clingan, a sophomore from Bristol, Connecticut, posted his...

BYU coach Mark Pope in talks with Kentucky to succeed John Calipari, reports say

Apr. 12, 2024 01:08 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — BYU coach Mark Pope was negotiating with Kentucky to succeed John Calipari, multiple outlets reported Thursday night. Pope, who played for Kentucky's 1996 national championship team and was co-captain for two seasons, was close to finalizing a deal, CBS Sports...