SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I (WPRI) – If the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball program wants to shed the image of being a stepping-stone job, today’s news certainly helps.
A URI source tells Eyewitness Sports the university has restructured and extended the contract of head coach Dan Hurley through 2021.
This comes on the heels of St. John’s University from the Big East reaching out to Hurley to gauge his interest in its vacant position. But Rhode Island and Hurley have been discussing an extension for the last few weeks and even a bigger pay day and a return to his native tri-state area couldn’t sway the Rams coach.
The details of the restructure will become public in the coming days but one can expect more perks for Hurley’s program. Hurley has turned around the Rams program in three years. The team is expected to make an NCAA Tournament run next season.
Hurley’s previous deal ran through 2020.