Rhode Island Rams

Rhode Island's Dan Hurley to coach UConn team under inquiry

Dan Hurley became a hot commodity after coaching Rhode Island to two straight NCAA Tournaments. On Thursday, he left for a bigger name in New England basketball.

Hurley jumped across state lines to join a UConn team that has won four NCAA titles in 20 years but is under NCAA investigation and just finished a second straight losing season. The Huskies fired coach Kevin Ollie this month.

"This program, which is part of one of the top public universities in the country, has a championship history and wonderful support from a passionate fan base," Hurley said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing this proud tradition."

Hurley was 113-82...