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URI names Dan Hurley basketball coach

03.20.12 at 9:28 pm ET

The University of Rhode Island announced Tuesday that Dan Hurley will be the school’s new basketball coach. Hurley, 39, will be introduced at a Wednesday afternoon press conference.

According to the Staten Island Advance, the deal is for six years and could be worth more than $4 million.

“We are thrilled to name Dan Hurley as our new head men’s basketball coach,” URI athletic director Thorr Bjorn said in a statement from the school. “Dan is a proven winner at every level and I am looking forward to partnering with him to build on the solid foundation we have in place. Our goals are to compete for — and win — Atlantic 10 championships and advance to play in NCAA tournaments.”

Hurley coached at Wagner the past two years, going 25-5 this season. He will be bringing his brother Bobby, the former Duke standout who assisted Dan at Wagner.

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