Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley is definitely "in play"for the head coaching position at Georgetown, a source close to the process told Sporting News.
Hurley finished an excellent fifth season at Rhode Island with an Atlantic 10 Tournament championship and advancement to the NCAA Tournament second round, where the Rams narrowly lost to No. 3 seed Oregon in the Midwest Region.
On Thursday, Georgetown dismissed coach John Thompson III, 10 years after he led the Hoyas to the Final Four.
Hurley has won more than 20 games in three of his seven years as a head coach, building Wagner from 13 wins to 25-5 in just two years and then moving to Rhode Island, which had won seven games in 2011-12 and reached23 wins in his third season. The 2016 NCAA bid was his first as a head coach.
Hurley played against Georgetown in the Big East as a Seton Hall guard from 1991-96. He began his coaching career working for his father, Naismith Hall of Famer Bob Hurley. Danny worked at an elite high school level at St. Benedict’sin New Jersey before taking the Wagner job.
Former Georgetown superstar Patrick Ewing, an NBA assistant for 15 years and currentassociate head coach with the Charlotte Hornets, is expected to be a leading candidate.