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UConn Men's Basketball

Dan Hurley officially inks six-year, $50 million deal with UConn

July 8, 2024

University of Connecticut coach Dan Hurley has agreed to a new contract with the school today, inking a brand new six-year $50 million dollar deal, per the university.

After a process that included Hurley declining an opportunity to coach the Los Angeles Lakers and opting to remain in Storrs, the coach is now making a long term deal official with the school. Entering his 15th season as a college coach and 7th with the Huskies, he’ll be aiming to go for three straight titles, a feat that has yet to be accomplished since the 1970-73 UCLA Bruins.

“On behalf of UConn Nation, we are thrilled that Coach Hurley will continue to lead the Men's Basketball program for the foreseeable future,” said UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict. “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.”

Per the terms of the deal, Hurley is expected to receive $400,000 as the base salary of the deal, with $6.375 million for “speaking, consulting and media obligations.” The latter amount is expected to escalate throughout the duration of the contract, with a $1 million retention amount.

“It’s an honor to coach basketball at UConn and to represent this world class institution and the great state of Connecticut,” Hurley said of his new deal. “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!”

With this move, it’s expected to include new contracts for the entire coaching staff of Kimani Young, Luke Murray, and Tom Moore. Details of those numbers have yet to be revealed by the school.


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