Because Hurley only sees uri as a stepping stone .....
I get that but it's not his choice to be considered for these jobs. Only way I see it happening is if they get to elite 8 and he generates a lot of buzz around himself. Other than that his resume has nothing to qualify him for a high dollar, high major position....but then again St John's hires Mullen with zero experience just for the name so who knows I guess.
I doubt Gottlieb gets it, but I am sure he thinks he should.
As for Hurley, these days you get a team to the Sweet 16 and you can get a solid job in a high major conference. Brad Underwood himself had a 2-3 NCAA record a year ago. URI wins today and I think he goes. But, if I'm URI, I take it.
The successful lower echelon coaches in the tourney get a lot of attention. So far it's Hurley, Collins, Mack etc. If Hurley wins today, as the dominoes start to fall, he'll get some offers. I think Collins may be gone. The CBS shills will be praising Hurley all game and we'll hear how his dad was a great high school coach and how his brother is "up and coming".