Report: Dan Hurley ‘Flipped His Decision’ Many Times, Came Close To Leaving UConn For Lakers

According to Jeff Goodman of The Field of 68, Dan Hurley “flipped his decision” many times and came close to leaving UConn for the NBA. 

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The Los Angeles Lakers offered Hurley a six-year, $70 million contract. 

Hurley will sign a new contract with UConn. The school is looking to three-peat next college basketball season. 

The Lakers will pivot back to JJ Redick and James Borrego.

Redick and Lakers star LeBron James co-host the “Mind The Game” podcast. LeBron has made it known that he is staying out of Los Angeles’ coaching search.

The leading scorer in NBA history can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason by declining his 2024-25 player option worth $51.4 million. 

Redick has yet to coach above the youth level. He played 15 years in the NBA with the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks.

Lakers star Anthony Davis has a good rapport with Borrego, who is also a candidate for the Cleveland Cavaliers job.

According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers want to make sure Davis is aligned with the new head coach. Davis didn’t have a good relationship with Darvin Ham, who was fired after two seasons. 

Ham was 90-74 in the regular season and 9-12 in the postseason with LA. 

The Lakers went 47-35 in 2023-24. They lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs in five games.

Denver also swept Los Angeles in the 2023 conference finals. 

Davis and LeBron became teammates on the Lakers in 2019-20. Los Angeles won the 2020 championship, lost in the first round of the 2021 playoffs, missed the postseason in 2022, lost in the 2023 conference finals and lost in the first round this year. 

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