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Jul 8, 2024 11:53 am

UConn coach Dan Hurley agrees to new 6-year, $50M deal

Dan Hurley

Two-time defending national champion UConn and head coach Dan Hurley are in agreement on a new six-year contract worth at least $50 million that runs through the 2029-30 season.

The new deal comes nearly one month after Hurley turned down a reported six-year, $70 million offer from the Los Angeles Lakers that would have made him one of the six highest-paid coaches in the NBA.

Under the new deal, Hurley makes a base salary of $400,000 annually but another $6.375 million in consulting and media obligations in 2024-25 alone, with escalators that kick in each year after. He will also receive a retention bonus of $1 million annually, the school announced Monday.

“On behalf of UConn Nation, we are thrilled that Coach Hurley will continue to lead the Men’s Basketball program for the foreseeable future,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in the release. “Dan and Andrea have poured themselves into the rebuilding of this program that culminated in the last two National Championships. This contract is recognition for the immense amount of effort that went into producing those results and the dedication it will require to sustain a program that expects to compete for conference and national championships in the future.”

Hurley, 51, has posted a 141-58 record while leading UConn to four NCAA Tournament appearances during his six seasons at the helm. He had a 38-23 record during two seasons as the head coach at Wagner (2010-12) and a 113-82 mark in six campaigns with Rhode Island (2012-18).

“It’s an honor to coach basketball at UConn and to represent this world class institution and the great state of Connecticut,” Hurley said. “We are extremely proud of the championship program that we have rebuilt for our supporters and fans. We will continue to obsessively pursue championships and historic success, while continuing to develop great young men. Bleed Blue!”

He is 292-163 overall and 14-4 in the NCAA Tournament.

–Field Level Media

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