URI’s Hurley Pulls Out of Running for Rutgers Job, According to Reports

Thursday, March 17, 2016

 

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Dan Hurley to stay at URI

University of Rhode Island (URI) men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has passed on the opportunity to become the next Head Coach at Rutgers University and will stay at URI, according to CBS Sports. This is the second time in four years that Hurley has turned down a job offer from Rutgers.

Hurley at URI

Hurley got the Rams to a 17-15 overall record this season and 9-9 in the A-10 after losing star guard E.C. Matthews in the first game of the season and sitting A-10 Defensive Player of the Year Hassan Martin for the final four games of the season with knee tendonitis.

With Hurley staying at URI, the Rams will be a favorite to win the A-10 Conference, get to an NCAA Tournament and have a chance at being a preseason top 25 team.

In 2016-17, the Rams will return E.C. Matthews, Hassan Martin, Jared Terrell, Jarvis Garrett and Kuran Iverson while transfer Stanford Robinson will be eligible to play.

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Reasons Why URI is a Much Better Place to Coach than Rutgers

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Dream Team is Coming Back

For Hurley, a return to Kingston is a return to a loaded line-up. 

E.C. Matthews will be back from injury with something to prove and an NBA draft awaiting him

Hassan Martin returns with his hardware as Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year.

Kuran Iverson is only a sophomore.

Jared Terrell will only be a junior.

Jarvis Garrett will be a junior.

Stanford Robinson (Indiana transfer) joins the team with two years of eligibility. 

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#2

NCAA Tourney

So if the goal of any young coach is to get to a place to make your mark in the Big Dance

The Last time Rutgers went to the NCAA was 1991 — they were a #9 seed and lost to Arizona State.

 

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#3

Rutgers is a Graveyard for Coaches

Only one coach since 1973 was ever a D-I Coach after Rutgers

Tom Young - never a head coach again

Craig Littlepage - nope

Bob Wenzel - never

Kevin Bannon - guess again

Gary Waters - He is the only one to coach after Rutgers, now at Cleveland State

Fred Hill - rumor is he never watched basketball again

Mike Rice - are you kidding?

Eddie Jordan - giving it up for Lent

Editor's note - In an earlier version, GoLocal wrote none of the coaches were a head coach again -- our error.

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The Last Time Rutgers Won a NCAA Game was 1983

Rutgers beat Southwest Louisiana #9 seed and then got beat by #1 seed St. John’s 55-66.

Reagan was a great President back then.

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#5

No Raises

Rutgers has been a coaching revolving door so don’t look for a raise anytime soon.

According to the Ashbury paper  they got a lot of old bills to pay off.

$3.3 million: Amount Rutgers has paid to part ways with its {three}  men’s basketball head coaches since 2010 – Fred Hill, Mike Rice and Eddie Jordan. Rutgers has spent at least another $4.3 million on severances with other head coaches and top athletics officials during that same span.

 
 

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