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He’s great for our league!Dan Hurley has landed in the middle of a compelling situation after the rumors of the Lakers extending an offer for the position of their head coach surfaced. While the winningest franchise in basketball is offering a massive contract to UConn’s coach, Dan Hurley also has a six-year bond with UConn’s team. His awaited decision has already become a vital source of stress for collegiate basketball.

For the record, I have no idea what Danny, his dad, or his wife want to do. I would love to see him stay in the Big East! He’s great for our league!Rick Pitino wrote on his official X account. From the beginning of his coaching career, Dan Hurley has been part of the collegiate world, but does he desire to become part of the Lakers? Only time will tell.

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Now that he has the opportunity, some claim that he is most likely to take up the offer. However, he might not do so, considering his unwavering bond with UConn’s men’s basketball team. As it has been some time since Dan Hurley addressed this topic, he has set a deadline to unveil his decision on taking up the Lakers’ offer.

UConn’s loyalty or Lakers’ opportunity?

The UConn men’s basketball coach will choose either a return to Storrs or a ticket offered by the Lakers on Monday. In a recent interview with ESPN, Hurley expressed a positive response from a meeting with the Lakers. He said after the conversation with Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka, he was “extremely impressed,” and it was a “compelling case” to sign a contract.

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Notably, the coach has led UConn to two national championships which resulted in him being offered a huge, long-term deal, according to ESPN’s reports. Currently, the coach stands at a $32 million deal with UConn, but as per rumors, he might become one of the highest-paid coaches in the NBA with the Lakers’ $70 million offer.

Even though certain facts indicate that Dan Hurley might take up the offer, those who know him well have something to add. “FWIW, Rick Pitino told me today he doesn’t know what Danny will do, but he doesn’t think he’ll take the Lakers job. ‘His father and his wife don’t want to go to Los Angeles.’ Rick made similar comments over the weekend to the NY Post,” says Adam Zagoria on his X account.

Now, the question is: will Hurley take up the position of head coach with the Lakers? Or will he be adding more years of coaching excellence to the team he has coached for six years?

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