It appears as if you can eliminate another candidate from consideration for the Pitt basketball job.
Both Hearst CT Media and the New Haven Register are reporting that Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley is close to accepting the open job at Connecticut.
Since UConn fired Kevin Ollie on Mar. 10, it’s been widely speculated that Hurley would be the Huskies’ top target and it looks like they’re getting their man.
Hurley’s asking price was something that some thought could be a sticking point, but considering Rhode Island’s season ended on Saturday, both sides appeared to work out a deal fairly quickly and smoothly.
It’s not known or been reported if Hurley actually formally interviewed with Pitt AD Heather Lyke for the Pitt opening. It’s been rumored but never confirmed that he was a person that Pitt was interesting in speaking with.
Since taking over at Rhode Island in 2012, Hurley turned the Rams into one of the elite programs in the Atlantic-10 and his recruiting ties in the Northeast and on the east coast should be beneficial at UConn.
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