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Monday / December 16.
  • By ADAM ZAGORIA

    BOSTON — Rhode Island athletic director Thorr Bjorn hopes to name a successor to Dan Hurley within the next “10-14 days,” he told ZAGSBLOG.

    Hurley on Friday was introduced as the new coach at UConn, where he agreed to a six-year deal that will pay him $2.75 million the first year.

    During his introductory press conference, Hurley mentioned that one of his former assistants remains in the mix for the Rhode Island job. Although he did not mention David Cox by name, it is thought Hurley would like to see Cox get the position. Tom Moore, another of Hurley’s assistants, is coming to UConn with him.

    Cox was never tabbed “coach-in-waiting,” despite reports, but he does have language in his contract that says if he is not named head coach following Hurley’s departure for another job, he would be paid $150,000, sources said.

    Cox, a former AAU coach with the DC Assault and former Rutgers assistant, is largely responsible for the Rams’ 2018 recruiting class, ranked No. 30 nationally by 247Sports.com, and No. 1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.