Dan Hurley gets free wings for life from a Connecticut restaurant because he turned down the Lakers

After turning down an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers, UConn head coach Dan Hurley will never have to go hungry again in the state of Connecticut.

J. Timothy's Tavern in Plainville, Connecticut, let Hurley know via social media that he could stop by anytime and get free chicken wings for life:

J. Timothy's Tavern claims to have invented the “dirt wings,” which are double-fried and doused with double sauce for extra crispiness and caramelization. Hurley has a choice of five different delicious wing flavors to choose from whenever he's hungry.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hurley turned down a six-year, $70 million offer from the Lakers to help the Huskies win their third consecutive national championship. The contract would have reportedly made Hurley one of the six highest-paid coaches in the NBA.

Wojnarowski went on to say that despite being “overwhelmed” by “the Lakers' promotional push and vision for him,” Hurley “ultimately couldn't turn down the opportunity to make history and pursue a third consecutive NCAA title.” The 51-year-old is reportedly in contract negotiations with UConn, which “are ongoing.”

Field of 68's Jeff Goodman added that Hurley was offered a six-year, $50 million contract extension by UConn, but that it is currently “on the table” as negotiations are ongoing.

One thing is certain, however: Hurley will not have to spend any of the money he receives from his next contract on the wings at J. Timothy Taverne.

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