Dan Hurley decides to stay with U-Conn. after being courted by Lakers

Decision Announcement:

Dan Hurley chose to remain at UConn, rejecting the Lakers’ six-year, $70 million contract offer.

Commitment to UConn:

Hurley expressed pride in the championship culture at Connecticut and focused on improving the team over the summer.

Impressed by Lakers: 

Hurley acknowledged being impressed by Lakers’ owner Jeanie Buss and GM Rob Pelinka.

Recent Achievements:

Hurley recently celebrated back-to-back national championships with UConn.

Potential Replacement: 

Initial reports suggested the Lakers were interested in ESPN analyst JJ Redick for the coaching position.

High Praise from LeBron

LeBron James praised Hurley's coaching abilities and creativity on social media.

Contract Extension: 

 Hurley signed a $32.1 million contract extension with UConn through 2029 after his first national title win.