Bobby Hurley, a former Duke Blue Devils standout player, has inked a five-year extension with Arizona State.
Hurley, who is most remembered by casual fans as a Duke legend, has quickly built the Sun Devils into a formidable Pac-12 power. While the program has not made the NCAA Tournament since the 2013-14 season, currently sitting with an overall record of 16-5, ASU seems destined to break that skid this year.
Prior to becoming the head coach of Arizona State, Hurley spent two seasons manning the helm for Buffalo. He led the Bulls to a regular season championship in 2013-14 and took them to the NCAA Tournament the following season.
Now in his third season with the Sun Devils, Hurley currently has an overall record at the program of 46-40. More importantly than that, he’s done damage on the recruiting trail. His 2017 recruiting class featured two four-star players and his 2018 group features another three.
Hurley has implemented a quicker-paced style of basketball since arriving at Arizona State. This season, the Sun Devils are averaging 85.9 points per contest, which is best for the 10th in the country.
It is worth noting, obviously, extensions are not guarantees that a coach will be there throughout his contract. Hurley could still, at least in theory, leave if he felt a better offer awaited him. That being said, potential adjustments to terms of his buyout are not yet available at the time of this writing.