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Mike Anthony: Dan Hurley Uncomfortable As A Pitcher, But UConn Feels At Home In New York

Mike Anthony: Dan Hurley Uncomfortable As A Pitcher, But UConn Feels At Home In New York

The big stage that is the big city could make anyone nervous, but UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley wasn’t pacing in the bowels of Citi Field Sunday because he is without New York experience or success.

Much of Hurley’s reputation was built in and around New York, as was that of the program he’s charged with returning to prominence. So Hurley, picked to throw out a ceremonial first pitch as part of UConn Day before the Mets faced the Cubs, was visibly uncomfortable not for where he was, but for what he was doing.

He stretched. He tossed a ball with one of his sons outside the Mets clubhouse before entering the field through the dugout. He kept smiling and shaking his head...

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