NBA: Report: Dan Hurley to decide on Lakers’ offer Monday

Date:

Share post:


UConn head coach Dan Hurley plans to decide whether he will become the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, ESPN reported on Sunday.

Per the report, Hurley was impressed with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Lakers vice president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka during their meeting and spent Sunday mulling a long-term offer to leave UConn for his first NBA coaching job.

Hurley, who guided the Huskies to back-to-back NCAA championships the past two seasons, traveled to Los Angeles on Thursday, met with the Lakers on Friday and went back to Connecticut on Saturday.

Buss and Pelinka informed Hurley of their plan to combine his successful methods at the college level as a tactician and developer of players with the Lakers’ brand of basketball.

Per ESPN, Lakers star forward Anthony Davis is a big part of the talks regarding the team’s next coach and how he’ll be used on both ends of the court.

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.

Los Angeles fired Darvin Ham on May 3 after two seasons, including an appearance in the Western Conference finals in 2023.

The Lakers went 47-35 this season, good enough for only an eighth-place finish in the Western Conference. They defeated the Pelicans in the play-in round to earn the No. 7 seed in the playoffs but were bounced by the Denver Nuggets in the opening round, 4-1.

Ham posted a 90-74 record but was 9-12 in the playoffs since replacing Frank Vogel before the 2022-23 season.

–Field Level Media

spot_img

Related articles

WNBA: Fever heating up as surging Mystics come to town

Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever are starting to win some games. Sunday's 91-83 victory over Chicago marked their...

WNBA: Sky-Fever matchup draws WNBA’s highest ratings in 23 years

The Indiana Fever's 91-83 victory over the visiting Chicago Sky on Sunday was the WNBA's most-watched game in...

WNBA: Liberty’s 8-game win streak at stake in visit to Mercury

Jonquel Jones is soaring as the New York Liberty aim to extend their winning streak to nine games...

WNBA: Kayla McBride, Lynx send Wings to 8th straight loss

Kayla McBride scored 19 points and dished seven assists as the Minnesota Lynx pulled away for a 90-78...

FREE

Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.