Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies reacts as he cuts the net after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 82-54 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
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UConn's Dan Hurley Not Fan Of Transfer Window, As Players Change Schools 'Like Underwear'

Dan Hurley is coming off a national championship as coach of UConn, and there very well could be another on the way. The Huskies are lookin' good as they enter the Sweet Sixteen portion of the NCAA tournament.

Meanwhile, other programs that didn't look nearly as good are already going through changes. That's just the players' right when the season ends, with the transfer window now open. And given the chronic state of dissatisfaction in sports today, it's again been a wild flurry of activity — with players finding new homes at a rapid rate.

Frankly, Hurley suggested, the transfer window opens much too soon.

"I think we could wait until we get to maybe the conclusion of the season. That would be nice," Hurley told reporters in Boston. "It almost feels like in a way right now teams that are really, really successful and having great seasons, it's almost becoming pro sports, where it feels like we're going to have the last pick in the draft. A lot of the players will have made decisions because we're not recruiting.

"We may be listed by some players on some lists of having shown interest, but I know that I don't have interest right now because I'm just — all you can focus on, I think with the way that we function as a program, is on our team and coaching the season, and then we'll make personnel moves once we're done coaching this group."

Overall, it sounds as if Hurley doesn't think constant transferring is doing anyone any favors.

You can't open up that window until the season is over. I don't think you should play in five schools in four years or four schools in four years," he said. "I don't think that's healthy for the individual for the long-term 50, 60-year life after their playing career is over because there's no connection with our university, a coaching staff, a network of alumni that can help create opportunities once basketball is over.

"I just think whether it's a one-time — I don't know. I don't like the window being open right now. I just don't think it's healthy for somebody to be able to change schools like underwear."