URI Basketball Update: Hurley Coming to URI
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
As GoLocalProv first reported, Wagner basketball coach Danny Hurley will be named the new head coach at the University of Rhode Island.
The website SILive.com reported today that Hurley informed his players of his decision this morning.
Over the weekend, URI athletic director Thorr Bjorn told the Providence Journal that there was “an erroneous and inaccurate report out there” and that “no decisions have been made regarding our men’s basketball search” over the weekend.
But sources confirmed to GoLocalProv that Hurley and his wife were on campus Friday and the deal was complete.
Sources indicate the deal for Hurley could be worth upwards of $735,000 annually for Hurley. A published report on silive.com claims the deal is for 6 years and could be worth up to a total of $4 million when you combine salary with incentives.
SILive also reported that Hurley's brother, Bobby, will be joining the URI staff.