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Dan Hurley Hired As Rhode Island Rams Head Coach

The Rhode Island Rams have reportedly filled their head coach vacancy, and they've done it by milking one of basketball's famous families.

Dan Hurley, whose father Bob is a Hall of Fame coach at St. Anthony's High School and brother Bobby became a star while playing at Duke, has agreed to become Jim Baron's successor at Rhode Island, according to a CBS Sports report.

Sources told CBS Sports that Hurley informed his Wagner team of his intentions to leave for Rhode Island on Tuesday morning, and a news conference has been scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Hurley was 38-23 during two seasons at Wagner, his first collegiate head coaching stop after leading prep school St. Benedict's to a 223-21 record over nine seasons. Wagner was 25-6 this season, losing to Robert Morris in the NEC semifinals.

According to CBS Sports, it's likely that Bobby Hurley -- who was on Dan's staff at Wagner -- will decline an opportunity to follow his brother to Rhode Island in favor of taking the head coaching position at Wagner.