Hurley and URI first began negotiating an extension in February, according to Zach Braziller of the New York Post.
Hurley emerged as a candidate at St. John's last week after Steve Lavin parted ways with the Red Storm. His older brother, Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley, is also reportedly a candidate, along with three former St. John's players: Iona coach Tim Cluess, and former NBA players Mark Jackson and Chris Mullin.
Hurley has been at Rhode Island since 2012. He led the Rams to a 23-10 record this season and their first NIT appearance since 2010.
- Dan Gartland