Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel is reporting that Rutgers asked Rhode Island for permission to speak with Danny Hurley about it's open head coach position. Pat Hobbs had indicated last night that he hopes to complete the coaching search by this week. This is in addition to word that Hurley has the same agent as newly hired football coach Chris Ash. Also in the report, Thamel mentions George Washington coach Mike Lonergan as a candidate. Lonergan has made GW into a top tier program in the Atlantic 10 and is an excellent candidate for the job.