Rhode Island Rams Basketball: Dan Hurley to Rutgers? Don’t Believe It

Feb 2, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Rhode Island Rams coach Dan Hurley on the sidelines against the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Butler defeats Rhode Island 75-68. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

At least not yet. Not after this season anyway, despite what some in the media are baselessly speculating “reporting”. If you haven’t read it yet, prepare yourselves mentally for a jump that would make Tavorris Bell jealous. Because local sports media type Scott Cordischi recently wrote that Dan Hurley could leave the Rhode Island Rams for a New Jersey school as early as next month.

Wait, what? Hurley would leave Rhody after one single-digit win (mostly likely) season to coach Rutgers or Seton Hall? Logic says no but Cordishi says yes. Here’s a snippet:

You see, down in central New Jersey, there are two programs that may be looking for head coaches just about a month from now.

Oh. Well, sure, that’s true. The piece goes on to discuss the situations at both Rutgers and Seton Hall in depth, and there’s no denying that both schools have coaches that are on the hot seat. He goes on:

If Rutgers or Seton Hall are looking for a new men’s basketball coach, many believe that Dan Hurley would be at the very top of their wish list.

Cordishi’s justification? He’s from New Jersey! Well, of course! And besides the the fact that it’s his home state, Cordishi gathered a lot of quotes from sources and other evidence that the move is imminent:

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….oh. So, there’s no evidence at all. It’s completely unfounded nonsense based on a man’s home state and alma mater. Using that logic, Jim Baron will be the next head coach of the Knicks. Why? Because he’s from New York, DUH! No quotes, no facts, and no real reporting. Just a lot of thinly drawn conclusions based on… well, nothing. One man’s opinion, if you need to classify it as something.

Look, if Dan Hurley succeeds like all Rhody fans think he will, then he is likely not long for this program. We’re thinking three or four more years at the helm in Kingston, and then he jumps to a bigger program. Which bigger program? Your guess is as good as Scott Cordischi’s.

Topics: Basketball, Dan Hurley, Rhode Island Rams

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