Dan Hurley gave Connecticut restaurant free wings for life for rejecting the Lakers

After turning down an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers, UConn head coach Dan Hurley will never go hungry again at Connecticut State.

J. Timothy’s Tavern in Plainville, Connecticut took to social media to let Hurley know he could come in anytime to get free wings for life:

J. Timothy’s Taverne proclaims itself the creator of “dirt wings,” which are double-fried and double-sauced to create extra crispiness and caramelization. Hurley will have the choice of five different delicious wing flavors available to him whenever he feels like it.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hurley rejected a six-year, $70 million offer from the Lakers to pursue a third straight national championship with the Huskies. The contract would have made Hurley one of the six highest-paid coaches in the NBA.

Wojnarowski further explained that although he was “swept away” by “the Lakers court and its vision,” Hurley “ultimately couldn’t give up a chance to make history and pursue a third consecutive NCAA title. The 51-year-old is reportedly engaged in contract negotiations with UConn that “will continue.”

Jeff Goodman of the Field of 68 added that UConn offered Hurley a six-year extension worth $50 million, but that was currently “on the table” as negotiations were ongoing.

However, one thing that is certain is that any money Hurley receives in his next contract should not be allocated to J. Timothy Taverne’s wings.