UConn Has Noon Workout Scheduled For Monday, As Dan Hurley Lakers Decision Looms

The UConn basketball team has a formal workout scheduled for Monday at noon, by which time coach Dan Hurley is expected to have decided on his future, per John Fanta of Fox Sports.Dan Hurley, UConn, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Hurley, 51, met with Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka on Friday in California and told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the Lakers made a “compelling offer.” Hurley added that he intended to decide whether to stay at UConn or take the Lakers offer on Monday.

The Lakers reportedly are offering Hurley an eight-year deal worth $100 million.

“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.

Several sources have told Hoops Wire that Hurley would be looking for some control, or at least some say, in roster decisions.

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. A lot of insiders feel as if he will remain at UConn. So does St. John’s coach Rick Pitino.

“What I’m hearing — and I have no [inside information] — is that his father [Bob Hurley Sr.] and his wife [Andrea] are very strong in his life and they don’t want to go,” Pitino told Dave Blezow of The New York Post. “I think he’s going to try it, no different than [John] Calipari tried it or I tried it. I don’t think he’s going to take the job, but I think he’s going to try the pros someday.”

Hurley signed a six-year, $32.1 million deal with UConn after the 2023 championship season. His buyout to join the NBA would be roughly $1.9 million.

Along with Hurley and former NBA shooting guard JJ Redick, the Lakers reportedly have met with New Orleans Pelicans assistant James Borrego, Boston Celtics assistant and former NBA point guard Sam Cassell and Denver Nuggets assistant David Adelman.

Multiple reports suggest the Lakers will turn to Redick if Hurley turns them down.

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