Lakers Insane Contract Offer For Dan Hurley Revealed

The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing to make Dan Hurley one of the highest-paid coaches in the NBA.
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Even though the NBA Finals are currently ongoing, the NBA landscape is more preoccupied with the Lakers' head coaching search. Despite the overwhelming feeling that JJ Redick was all but guaranteed to be the hire, a bombshell dropped earlier last week that UConn head coach Dan Hurley is the actual frontrunner for the job.

According to reports, Hurley was scheduled to meet with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and GM Rob Pelinka on Friday. Los Angeles is reportedly preparing to make a "massive, long-term offer" to the two-time national champion coach. Now, we may have the details of what that offer might look like.

Lakers insider Anthony Irwin reported that the Lakers are about to make an eight-year, $100 million offer to Hurley this week.

Lakers Rumors: Dan Hurley About to Get 8-Year, $100 Million Offer

Considering that the 51-year-old signed a six-year, $32 million contract extension with the Huskies last summer, that is a huge pay raise. In fact, it would make Hurley one of the highest-paid head coaches in the NBA.

There are only five head coaches in the league who make over $10 million per year: Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra, Monty Williams, and Mike Budenholzer. Depending on the final number on the Lakers' offer to Hurley, he might crack the top three in terms of annual salary in the entire league.

The initial reports had suggested that Hurley was leaning towards staying in Connecticut. The Lakers' job can be thankless and he does have a very good thing in place at UConn. However, turning down an offer of this kind would be extremely difficult for anyone, especially someone who had made clear his desire to one day coach in the NBA.

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