Lakers Have Stayed Engaged With Other Candidates While Talking To Dan Hurley

The Los Angeles Lakers have remained engaged with other candidates while waiting for word from UConn’s Dan Hurley on their coaching vacancy, league sources told Hoops Wire.JJ Redick, NBA, Los Angeles Lakers

Hurley, 51, is expected to decide on his future on Monday after meeting with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka on Friday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Along with Hurley, the Lakers have also been linked to former NBA shooting guard JJ Redick, New Orleans Pelicans assistant James Borrego, Boston Celtics assistant Sam Cassell and Denver Nuggets assistant David Ademlan.

Several others not mentioned in the media are also expected to be possibilities should Hurley turn down their offer of a reported $100 million over eight years to coach the team, sources said. One such name is possibly former Villanova coach Jay Wright, according to Marc Stein of The Stein Line.

Hurley told Wojnarowski he will contemplate the Lakers’ offer and decide whether to take it — or remain at UConn — on Monday.

“In a phone interview Sunday, Hurley told ESPN that he left ‘extremely impressed’ with Lakers VP and GM Rob Pelinka and owner Jeanie Buss and had been spending Sunday weighing what sources tell ESPN is a massive, long-term offer to move to the NBA,” Wojnarowski wrote.

This follows a report from veteran college basketball insider Jeff Goodman of the Field of 68. who wrote that Hurley approached the meeting “completely open-minded.” Goodman first reported that Hurley would use the weekend to mull over the decision.

Hurley has coached the Huskies to back-to-back NCAA championships and reportedly met with his players to at least let them know he was speaking with the Lakers.

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