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Dan Hurley’s new UConn contract revealed after turning down Lakers

Dan Hurley will receive a well-deserved pay raise.

Hurley, who turned down an offer to become the Lakers’ next head coach on Monday, is set to sign a six-year, $50 million contract with the University of Connecticut. According to CT Insider’s Mike Anthony:.

The Lakers offered Hurley a six-year, $70 million contract.

Dan Hurley will receive a salary increase from the University of Connecticut after rejecting an offer from the Lakers. USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

Appearing on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stuggotts” on Thursday, Hurley said the “financial side of things as far as salaries has been done for some time,” but elements such as name, image and likeness (NIL) funding and staff salaries are still in the works.

With the new contract, Hurley 3rd highest paid coach He is the nation’s top earner in annual salary, trailing only Kansas’ Bill Self and Arkansas’ John Calipari.

The Huskies centerpiece signed a six-year, $32.1 million contract with the team after winning the 2023 national championship.

While there is still a $20 million difference between Hurley’s proposed contract and the new one, the updated terms could motivate Hurley to be even more exclusive about any NBA opportunities he considers.

Dan Hurley and his fiery coaching style will continue to be a part of it. Joe Rondone/The Republic/USA Today Network

Hurley’s new contract is expected to replace the one he signed last summer.

With Hurley continuing to give Connecticut his all, the Huskies can begin to seriously prepare for a third straight championship.

In fact, the team has already begun practicing, with social media accounts casually posting that practice began Monday afternoon after Hurley’s announcement.

The school will lose top draft picks Donovan Clingan and Stephon Castle, as well as impact guards Tristan Newton and Cam Spencer, but there’s plenty more talent to come to Storrs next year.

One of the big draws for Hurley was undoubtedly redshirt junior forward Alex Caraban announcing his decision to return for another year.

Dan Hurley and Alex Caravan will likely be sharing plenty of hugs in Storrs next year. AP

In addition, the Huskies added strong transfers in guard Aidan Mahaney from Saint Mary’s University and center Tarith Reed from the University of Michigan.

The road to a third straight championship will certainly be a difficult one, but with Hurley now receiving a bigger payday, Connecticut has one less thing to worry about.