STORRS, Conn. (AP) Dan Hurley became a hot commodity after coaching Rhode Island to two straight NCAA Tournaments. On Thursday, he left for a bigger name in New England basketball.
He joined a UConn team that has won four NCAA titles in 20 years but is under NCAA investigation and just finished a second straight losing season. The school fired coach Kevin Ollie this month.
"This program, which is part of one of the top public universities in the country, has a championship history and wonderful support from a passionate fan base," Hurley said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing this proud tradition."