Dan Hurley Named UConn Basketball Head Coach
After an apparent bidding war among at least three schools, Dan Hurley has agreed to become the next head coach at UConn, the school confirmed in a tweet Thursday morning. Hurley will replace Kevin Ollie, who was fired earlier this month. He is the son of Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley, and his brother Bobby is currently the head coach at Arizona State.
We're told Hurley's staff will internally push for David Cox to get promoted to head coach to keep continuity and the current roster and recruits. Rhode Island made Cox “head coach in waiting” when he was promoted to Associate Head Coach, per multiple sources. The school would have to pay the buyout if it went in another direction. Cox recruited the majority of the incoming class for the Rams which is ranked in the top 100 for this year. That class includes a friend of Hyp Lyfe, Jermaine Harris.
The Rhode Island signee was named the Washington Post's Highschool basketball player of the year. The star of Rock Creek Christian in Clinton, Md, the 6-foot-8 senior forward averaged 21.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks. Four times, he had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. The only returning selection from the 2016-17 All-Met first team led Rock Creek Christian to the Capital Beltway League title and a runner-up finish in the Maryland private schools championship.