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Why Dan Hurley Rejected Lakers’ Head Coach Offer

UConn’s fiery coach has turned the Huskies into the top program in men’s college basketball. His qualities made him appealing to one of the biggest sports brands in the world. And he said no — to the Lakers, the NBA, LeBron James, southern California, Hollywood, warm beaches and, the capper, a reported $70 million offer. Here’s why it’s a phenomenal day for UConn and a great day for the college game. Plus, where do the Lakers look now, and is the storied franchise unattractive to good coaches?

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    Staying in Storrs

    Hurley will pursue a third straight national championship with the Huskies.

    Dan Hurley staying at UConn is a great day for college basketball

    Dan Hurley staying at UConn is a great day for college basketball

    The Los Angeles Lakers came with a pile of gold and plenty of control, offering Dan Hurley, just 14 years ago a New Jersey high school coach, the …

    IS Lakers' Job just not that Appealing?

    UConn expected to offer significant contract extension. Plus, only one coach has led both NCAA and NBA teams to the title — Larry Brown.

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