Uconn Hires Danny Hurley

Dan Hurley has been named the men's basketball coach at UConn, the school announced Thursday.

The former Rhode Island coach received a six-year deal, multiple sources told ESPN.

Hurley, 45, will replace Kevin Ollie, who was fired by the Huskies earlier this month after a fourth subpar season.

Hurley, who informed his team of the decision early Thursday morning, inherited a fledgling Rhode Island program six seasons ago and took the Rams to the NCAA tournament in each of the past two years. He has weighed three offers over the past couple of days, from UConn and Pittsburgh as well as an increased, long-term offer from Rhode Island.

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