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Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Head coach Dan Hurley of the two-time national champion University of Connecticut men's basketball team has hit the jackpot by signing a new $50 million, six-year contract with the program. The school announced the deal on Monday, July 8, saying Hurley was the best college basketball coach in the nation. Under the new contract, Hurley will receive a base salary of $400,000 yearly and additional compensation for speaking, consulting, and media obligations of $6.375 million this year. The university said the contract then escalates each year. He will also receive a retention bonus …
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn
Look Who's Coming Back: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley has turned down a jaw-dropping offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and will stay to pursue a third straight national title, according to multiple news reports. Related: UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach The Lakers had dangled a $70 million offer in front of the 51-year-old Hurley, which sent him to Los Angeles last week to meet with team brass, news sources reported. The offer would have made Hurley one of the NBA's highest-paid coaches, said Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN on X.  It would have also allowed him to work with the …
UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says
UConn's Dan Hurley Could Be LA Lakers' Next Coach, Report Says After two back-to-back NCAA championships, the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly wooing UConn's Dan Hurley to be their next head coach. Click here for a new, updated story: Dan Hurley Spurns Lucrative LA Lakers' Offer To Stay With UConn  According to a report by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the franchise is working on a "massive," long-term contract to bring the famous Hurley, age 51, to the Lakers. Wojnarowski reported on Thursday, June 6, that the Lakers' front office had preliminary contact with Hurley and planned to escalate the discussions. Wojnarowski reported that the tea…
Man Killed By Metro-North Train Was 'Lifelong Sports Fan,' Writer From Hudson Valley Man Killed By Metro-North Train Was 'Lifelong Sports Fan,' Writer From Hudson Valley
Man Killed By Metro-North Train Was 'Lifelong Sports Fan,' Writer From Hudson Valley A man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester is being remembered for his successful career in sports media and his passion for helping those less fortunate than him.  Longtime Harrison resident John Styczynski died on Thursday, April 6 at the age of 57 after being hit by a New Haven Line train near the Harrison station around 1:20 p.m. Earlier Report - ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Harrison According to his obituary, Styczynski was a "lifelong sports fan" who was defined by his passion for basketball, football, and raci…
Final Four: Ex-Area HS Stars Head For First NCAA Meeting Between Duke, UNC Final Four: Ex-Area HS Stars Head For First NCAA Meeting Between Duke, UNC
Final Four: Ex-Area HS Stars Head For First NCAA Meeting Between Duke, UNC After taking their talents to North Carolina, a pair of former downstate New York high school basketball standouts from the region are bringing a little bit of March Madness back to their hometowns. Westchester County natives RJ Davis, of White Plains, and Ossining resident AJ Griffin, who both attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, are looking for their “one shining moment” as they get ready to face one another in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament with a spot in the finals on the line. UNC will face off against Duke with a tip-off scheduled for 8:49 p.m. on Saturday,…
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Raised To Support NY College Basketball Player After Fire Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Raised To Support NY College Basketball Player After Fire
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Raised To Support NY College Basketball Player After Fire Friends, family, and fans of a popular D-1 college basketball player whose family’s New York home and belongings were destroyed by a fast-moving fire. On Saturday, Feb. 26, a fire tore through the Queens home Zakai Zeigler, a prominent guard playing in the SEC for the Tennessee Volunteers who grew up on Long Island, in Wyandanch in Suffolk County. In the fire, Zeigler’s mother, who is raising her special-needs 4-year-old nephew, lost all of her belongings, including accessibility equipment for the child, including wheelchairs and splints. In response, Zeigler set up a GoFundMe page for his…
Rick Pitino Coming Home To New York As Iona College Basketball Coach Rick Pitino Coming Home To New York As Iona College Basketball Coach
Rick Pitino Coming Home To New York As Iona College Basketball Coach Rick Pitino's college basketball coaching comeback will be made in his native New York. Pitino, the only coach to lead three different schools to the Final Four, was fired as University of Louisville head coach in September 2017 after he was implicated in a federal investigation involving bribes to recruits. On Saturday, March 14, a day after announcing 10-year coach Tim Clueless had resigned due to health reasons, Iona College in New Rochelle has named Pitino as its new head coach. Pitino, a New York City native who attended high school on Long Island at St. Dominic in Oyster Ba…
Iona College Men's Basketball Coach Tim Cluess Steps Down Iona College Men's Basketball Coach Tim Cluess Steps Down
Iona College Men's Basketball Coach Tim Cluess Steps Down Click here for an updated story: Rick Pitino Coming Home To New York As Iona College Basketball Coach After an unprecedented decade of success, Iona College men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess said he will be stepping down. Citing health concerns, Cluess, 61, announced his resignation on Friday, March 13, though he will remain with the program in an advisory role. The three-time MAAC Coach of the Year compiled a 199-106 (.650) record over his nine seasons at Iona and his NCAA record stands at 297-131 (.694).  In his career, which included stops at St. Mary’s Manhasset High Sc…
UConn Expected To Rejoin Big East Conference UConn Expected To Rejoin Big East Conference
UConn Expected To Rejoin Big East Conference UConn’s men’s basketball program hasn’t been the same since it left the Big East Conference seven years ago. Now it appears the Huskies will leave the American Athletic Conference and be back in the Big East for all sports except football, according to multiple reports. The news that the invitation to rejoin the conference could come as early as next week was first reported by Digital News Desk. UConn is expected to be the 11th member of the "new" Big East starting with the 2020-21 season. The Big East would move to a format of 20 league games in men's and women's basket…
Here's How Much Your Favorite College Basketball Program Is Worth Here's How Much Your Favorite College Basketball Program Is Worth
Here's How Much Your Favorite College Basketball Program Is Worth Ever wonder how much your favorite men's college basketball program is worth? Newly released rankings provide the answer. Highlights from the annual report, compiled by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue Columbus, were published by The Wall Street Journal. The study determined what college teams would be worth if they were sold on the open market like a professional franchise, with the estimates based on “each program’s revenues and expenses with cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections.” Kentucky, with a valuation of $33…
Marist Grad Named New Head Basketball Coach At Fairfield University Marist Grad Named New Head Basketball Coach At Fairfield University
Marist Grad Named New Head Basketball Coach At Fairfield University After spending more than a decade serving as an assistant basketball coach under Steve Pikiell at Stony Brook and Rutgers, Jay Young will have his shot at running his own program at Fairfield University. Young has been named the 13th head coach of the Fairfield University men’s basketball program after most recently serving three years as an assistant at Rutgers. He takes over from Sydney Johnson, who had five winning seasons in eight years, but led Fairfield to just a 9-22 record this season. Paul Schlickmann, the Director of Athletics at Fairfield University, said that Young shone in ever…
Video: Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Returns To Court Days After Fatal Crash Video: Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Returns To Court Days After Fatal Crash
Video: Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Returns To Court Days After Fatal Crash Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim made his first public appearance three days after the SUV he was driving struck and killed a pedestrian on Saturday, Feb. 23. Boeheim was back on the bench coaching the Orange in a 75-65 nationally televised loss to No. 1-ranked Duke at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Boeheim received supportive applause from the record crowd of 35,642 as he made his way out of the tunnel and onto the court before tipoff. He was hugged at center court by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. After Syracuse's previous game, also at the Carrier Dome (a 69-49 win ove…
Adidas Executive, College Basketball Recruiting Insiders Convicted In SDNY Corruption Case Adidas Executive, College Basketball Recruiting Insiders Convicted In SDNY Corruption Case
Adidas Executive, College Basketball Recruiting Insiders Convicted In Sdny Corruption Case Three whistleblowers have been convicted have been convicted for funneling money to top prospects to steer them toward some of college basketball’s biggest programs. James Gatto, Merl Code and Christian Dawkins are facing up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud for their roles in running schemes to recruit players in violation of NCAA rules. The three were tried in Manhattan federal court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York. Gatto, the director of global basketball sports marketing at Adidas, Code, an Ad…