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UConn, Dan Hurley agree to 2-year contract extension

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UConn has finalized a two-year contract extension for men's basketball head coach Dan Hurley, the school announced Friday.

Hurley's new deal will tie him to the program through March 2027 and pay him $2.9 million next season.

"During Dan's introductory press conference almost three years ago, I said that he is the absolute right fit for UConn," David Benedict, the school's director of athletics, said in a statement.

"The success of the team this year, the culture he has instilled in his program, and the excitement the Huskies have generated throughout UConn Nation make it abundantly clear that Coach Hurley is the right leader of our men's basketball program for many years to come."

Hurley first took over the Huskies' coaching duties in March 2018, signing a six-year deal after spending six seasons with Rhode Island.

In three seasons at UConn, Hurley has managed a combined 48-35 record. The bench boss has also helped oversee the program's transition from the AAC back to the Big East this season, where the Huskies currently sit third after seven years away from the conference.

"I want to thank Dave Benedict, President Katsouleas, and our university leadership for showing confidence in me and acknowledging the progress we've made," Hurley said. "We intend to continue on this upward path as we pursue conference and national championships."

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