ASU hires Bobby Hurley
TEMPE, AZ (TheSpread) – The Arizona Wildcats made a big hire on Thursday, naming Bobby Hurley the new head coach of their men’s basketball program.
Hurley is just two years into his head coaching career. He went 42-20 at Buffalo in two seasons and had a 25-11 record in the MAC. This past season, Hurley led the Bulls to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, where it lost in the second round to Buffalo. Hurley also had a standout college playing career at Duke where he won back-to-back national championships.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Arizona State is currently listed at 200/1 to win the NCAA Tournament next season. North Carolina is the favorite to win the title, as it has 13/2 odds while Kentucky comes in with 8/1 odds.
Hurley is replacing Herb Sendek as the head coach of the Sun Devils. Sendek spent the last nine seasons coaching ASU. He went 155-133 in that time with a 68-86 Pac-12 record. He led the Sun Devils to the NCAA Tournament two times, but never got past the opening game. This past season, ASU went 18-16 overall and 9-9 in conference play. It was then eliminated in the second round of the NIT.