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Dan Hurley/Lakers

Discussion in 'Nuttin but Net' started by tampajack1, Jun 6, 2024.

  1. savannahgator5220

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    I think this will happen. But not till after the NBA Finals are complete. The NBA doesn't like outside news overshadowing it's marquee event.
     
  2. jeffphillips21

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    Woj says decision to come tomorrow
     
  3. ThePlayer

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    Hurley makes his decision today.
    Word from the local sports folks here in L.A. is that his family wants to stay in Connecticut.
    He was last seen at the Celtics game and in the New York area looks content to stay there.
     
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  4. savannahgator5220

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    You are correct Player. He is staying at UCONN.
     
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  5. ThePlayer

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    Dan Hurley has turned down the Los Angeles Lakers' six-year, $70 million offer and will return to chase a third straight national title at UConn, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
    Sources: Hurley spurns Lakers, stays at UConn
     
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  6. G8R92

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    Smart move on his part.
     
  7. GratefulGator

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    Dammit!
     
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  8. rserina

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    Shocking. Just shocking, lol.
     
  9. jeffphillips21

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    What a time-waster. If you never intended to take the job in the first place, why waste people’s time. $70 million for 6 years for a guy that’s never coached in the NBA is more than fair.

    Probably just using the offer as leverage to maximize a new LT contract at UConn.
    Douche.
     
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  10. rserina

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    You usually just sneak out in the cover of night. No way the Lakers excepted him. They just wanted to appease their stargazers. JJ confirmed.
     
  11. G8R92

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    Laker fan? The Lakers offer wasn’t much better than UK’s offer especially when you consider California’s taxes and cost of living.
     
  12. jeffphillips21

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    The Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in the NBA, UK is a college program and he's a college coach. That said, I am just looking at it from a business perspective. If you don't have any intention of taking the job or doing the deal, why go through the process. I get that people do this all the time, in every kind of deal, but like him there are a lot of time-wasters out there. He's a time-waster leveraging this offer to get a better deal with UConn. If he never really wanted to leave UConn, then have that conversation with your wife and kids and make a decision then and there. Tell your staff, the players, the Lakers, UK, whoever. But make a decision before wasting everyone's time.

    He's no better than a HS recruit that flip-flops (they're time-wasters too) and can't make up their minds.

    At $11.7M a year do you think he cares about taxes and cost of living? Then ask for more money.
     
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    Not many have succeeded, but he also excluded Brad Stevens and Billy D. Both had plenty of success when they had talented rosters. But that’s the rub, right?
     
  15. jeffphillips21

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    that's often the big question - do coaches win because of great players or do coaches make good players great, or turn great talents into HOFers.

    The question can be asked of Phil Jackson, or the other way around when it comes to Jordan and Kobe (Shaq won with Riley). Who knows.
     
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    Teams interview multiple candidates all the time. There is nothing wrong with a coach listening to what the organization has to say. Money is not the only factor. Organizational vision and comfort level with the people you’d be working for are equally as important, and you can’t make a fully informed decision without interviewing.
     
  17. jeffphillips21

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    Yes they do interview multiple candidates, but listening to what they have to say is different than going through the entire interview process AND offer/partial negotiating process. Hearing what they have to say during interviews then waiting days, weeks for an offer then taking the weekend to turn down the offer, means you hadn't really made up your mind after the lengthy interview process in the first place. Clearly he liked what he heard enough to continue past the interview process to actually receiving an offer, and then decided he didn't want the job after all.
     
  18. gatorblues

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    That’s not necessarily true. It’s natural to be on the fence about huge life changing decisions until the deadline. It’s true in almost every realm. It’s why lawsuits settle so often close to trial. It’s why mediations so often drag on late in the evening before real progress is made. The deadline forces you to focus and decide.

    Why would he be on the fence? There are tons of reason. For example, had the Lakers thrown a much longer guaranteed contract at him, it might have tipped the scales. We also don’t know what else he learned when doing his own due diligence on the Lakers. (What are LeBron’s intentions, for example — Father Time is undefeated and an huge new contract for him would vastly diminish the chances of winning past next year.) And we don’t know when and how his family came to the conclusion that they didn’t want to go to L.A. (if that report is true).

    These are not simple snap decisions. I’ve made several job changes and turned down others. I was all but taking one opportunity in another city but just couldn’t get the doubt out of the pit of my stomach when it the deadline came, which was after the courtship and negotiations. Had my gut feeling gone the other way that morning, I would have pulled the trigger. That’s not bad faith. It’s the reality of making big life decisions that will have unpredictable future outcomes professionally and personally.
     
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  19. beechgator

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    I would just delete this thread...
     
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