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Advising Dan Hurley to Stay Away From Kentucky, John Salley Elects Former Teammate for Vacant Post

Published 04/10/2024, 11:43 AM EDT

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Despite multiple names stirring the pot, the head coach position at the Kentucky Wildcats stays open. Notably, John Calipari stepped down as the head coach of Kentucky’s men’s basketball team recently. While there have been different opinions on different names, John Salley has come up with two contrasting suggestions for the opening.

It is worth mentioning that there were also speculations around Dan Hurley’s name for Kentucky. However, according to TMZ Sports, Salley believes Hurley should rather stay away from this position. He believes Hurley is already in a perfect position with his present team, the UConn Huskies. But he has another name on his mind, which, according to him, can be a good fit for the position.

It is worth mentioning that the reason John Salley thinks Dan Hurley should stick with the Huskies is to win with the team. Notably, the Huskies have won their second consecutive NCAA championship with Hurley as head coach. And Salley can take comfort in the fact that Hurley’s stand on the Kentucky head coach job position has been something similar to his expectations, as he has denied the possibility.

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Dan Hurley opens up on speculations about him joining the University of Kentucky

As per an article by ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Hurley has denied all such rumors because of both personal and professional grounds. In a hilarious statement to Pete, if he even thinks of moving to Kentucky, he may as well looking for a divorce which he is in no position to afford right now.

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“Oh my God, Kentucky or anywhere that’s going to take her further from New Jersey… I mean, we just went to Rhode Island, which I had to drag her to, and then to Connecticut. I got her closer. And now further? I can’t afford a divorce right now, too. I just started making money.” he stated.

However, on a more serious note, the Huskies head coach expressed his plans to get a three-peat victory for Connecticut. “Now you’re thinking in your brain, as I’m looking at the locker room, about the chance to do it three times, like a dynasty in modern times. I mean, that’s what I’m thinking about,” he said, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

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What is your opinion of John Salley’s suggestions? Do you think Brian Shaw will be a good fit for the Kentucky Wildcats?

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Khelendra Kumar Yadav

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Khelendra is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports, where he brings insightful analysis and engaging content to basketball enthusiasts worldwide. With a passion for the game cultivated from his own experiences as a basketball player, he has represented his school team in numerous tournaments, honing both skills and an intimate understanding of the sport. Khelendra holds a PG Diploma in Digital Media from a reputed university, providing him with a solid foundation in multimedia storytelling and digital content creation.
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Sanchari Bhaduri