The search for a new head coach at Arizona State as the school announced Bobby Hurley will be named the next men’s basketball coach.
Hurley spent the last two seasons at Buffalo, who reached the NCAA Tournament this season.
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The Sun Devils search landed on Hurley, after Duke assistant Jeff Capel withdrew his name from consiration and Hurley didn’t get the DePaul head coaching job. Hurley’s career record is 42-20 in his two seasons as a head coach.
Arizona State fired Herb Sendek after nine seasons as head coach that resulted in just two NCAA Tournament appearances.
“With Bobby at the helm, we will provide the necessary resources to compete within our state, our conference and across the nation,” athletic director Ray Anderson said in a statement. “We are intent on becoming an elite men’s basketball program.”
Hurley, 43, should bring immediate excitement to a program that’s lacked it in recent years. The honeymoon won’t last too long, as the mission to compete in-state with Arizona will have to begin immediately.