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Rhode Island hires Wagner’s Dan Hurley

Mar 20, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

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Dan Hurley’s taking his coaching talents to Rhode Island.

The Wagner coach will be announced as the Rams’ new coach Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple reports. His brother, Bobby, is expected to join him as an assistant coach.

Hurley, 39, will reportedly sign a six-year contract worth almost $700,000 per season.

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Hurley spent the last two years at Wagner, taking the Seahawks from 5-26 the year before he arrived to 25-6 this season and finished second in the Northeast Conference. They lost in the tournament semifinals. He was 38-23 in two seasons. Hurley also spent nine years coaching high school hoops in New Jersey, where he was 223-21.

Rhode Island was 7-24 last season under Jim Baron, who had been at the school since 2001-02.

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