UConn's Dan Hurley Says He Rejected Coaching LeBron, Lakers 'to Pursue Championships'

UConn’s Dan Hurley Says He Rejected Coaching LeBron, Lakers ‘to Pursue Championships’


One of the most storied franchises in professional sports history, which boasts one of the most accomplished players of all time, has lost a bit of its luster.

The Los Angeles Lakers, winners of 17 NBA championships, failed to secure the hottest head coach in basketball when Dan Hurley of the two-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies opted to remain at the school rather than accept a lucrative offer to coach aging star LeBron James and the rest of the underperforming Lakers.

“Our focus right now is getting better this summer and connecting as a team as we continue to pursue championships,” Hurley said of his Huskies team in a statement released by the school and posted to the social media platform X on Monday.

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