Dan Hurley Q&A

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Dan Hurley Q&A: UConn's basketball coach comes home to Jersey -- for a day

Q. How is UConn different from the other places you’ve been?

A. “I would say this: You have an amazing stage here. The way we’re covered media-wise, locally and nationally, is unbelievable. The fan base — when you’re coaching at Rhode Island you go to Starbucks and you may see one or two Providence sweatshirts and a guy in a Rhode Island had and another guy in a Rhode Island shirt, and five other people in suits. I go into Whole Foods here and it’s Husky sweatshirts, Husky hats everywhere. So it’s a huge deal here.”

“What you feel like you can accomplish, your long-term vision at a place like this — you’re not thinking conference championships or getting to the NCAA Tournament. You’re thinking national championships, you’re thinking Final Fours. Obviously we’re not there right now, but the decisions you’re making are (geared toward), how do I get there? That’s the only thing I would leave Rhode Island for.”
 

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Dan Hurley Q&A: UConn's basketball coach comes home to Jersey -- for a day

Q. How is UConn different from the other places you’ve been?

A. “I would say this: You have an amazing stage here. The way we’re covered media-wise, locally and nationally, is unbelievable. The fan base — when you’re coaching at Rhode Island you go to Starbucks and you may see one or two Providence sweatshirts and a guy in a Rhode Island had and another guy in a Rhode Island shirt, and five other people in suits. I go into Whole Foods here and it’s Husky sweatshirts, Husky hats everywhere. So it’s a huge deal here.”

“What you feel like you can accomplish, your long-term vision at a place like this — you’re not thinking conference championships or getting to the NCAA Tournament. You’re thinking national championships, you’re thinking Final Fours. Obviously we’re not there right now, but the decisions you’re making are (geared toward), how do I get there? That’s the only thing I would leave Rhode Island for.”
Love this.
 
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"The pizza is better (in Connecticut) than Rhode Island but not as good as Jersey."

Oh Danny.
Did he really say that? Also ive never really searched for good pizza in the northeast outside of CT but my impression is it sucks. At least in VT and NH and Boston.
 
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