Robert Matthew Hurley, better known as Bobby Hurley is an NBA player-turned-coach. He currently stands as the head coach of the Arizona State men's team, having previously served for Buffalo (2013-2015), Rhode Island (associate HC 2012-2013), and Wagner (assistant 2010-2012). About his playing stint, he finished his collegiate career at Duke University and was picked by the Sacramento Kings in the 1993 NBA Draft where he would play until 1997 and retired in 1998 as a Vancouver Grizzlies player.
Jersey City, New Jersey native, Bobby Hurley was born on June 28, 1971, under the star sign Cancer. He holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. Further, the forty-nine years old stands 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall and weighs 165 lb (75 kg).
As of 2021, Bobby Hurley has an estimated net worth of $8 million, mostly earned through his basketball career: initially as a player and now coach. Aforementioned, he spent six seasons in the NBA as a point guard.
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Upon retirement as an NBA player, Bobby pursued a career as a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. Hurley owned Songandaprayer who won the annual Thoroughbred horse race, Fountain of Youth Stakes in 2001. Back in December 2009, he was accused by PNC Bank after he failed to pay back a $1 million loan that was used to purchase Songandaprayer. Currently, he owns Devil Eleven Stables.
In 2010, he began his coaching journey. Bobby Hurley's salary as an ASU basketball head coach is $2.355 million per annum. His pay ranks him 5th in the Pac-12 and 45th in the nation, though his $6.825 million buyouts are 30th-most in the nation. Reportedly, he has $1.985 million in maximum bonuses but is actually been paid $200,000 in bonuses. With a tremendous fortune, Bobby Hurley lives a lavish life, however, he prefers it low-key. There is no information available about his real estate portfolio and cars.
Bobby Hurley is a married man. The Arizona State Sun Devils coach exchanged the vows with his girlfriend, Leslie Hurley on November 2, 1995. Their wedding was held intimately only in the presence of a few guests. This year, the couple will be celebrating their twenty-six years of togetherness as a husband and wife.
The couple met a few months after Bobby's car accident. At the time Bobby's brother Dan was enrolled at Seton Hall and he would drive up to see him a couple of times a week, and that’s how Bobby met Leslie, who was a student there too. Not much is known about their dating phase, but the couple got married after a year of their relationship.
Bobby is blessed with three children: two daughters Cameron Hurley and Sydney Hurley and a son, Bobby Hurley. Their daughters are college graduates: Cameron from Duke in 2018 and Sydney through Arizona State University with a degree-sports business & marketing in 2020.
In 2020, Bobby accused the vice president of university athletics Ray Anderson of minimizing sexually harassing women, one of whom was Hurley’s wife, Leslie. Later the case was solved and he released a statement saying Bobby and Anderson are on good terms.
Bobby Hurley is the son of Christine Hurley and Bob Hurley, an American basketball coach who has amassed 26 state championships in 39 years as a coach. His father became the tenth coach in high school history to win 1,000 games on 2nd February 2011. One way or another, the Hurley family is involved in basketball.
He has a sister, Melissa Hurley, and a younger, brother, Dan Hurley played basketball in college at Seton Hall but did not make up for NBA. Currently, he is the head coach at the University of Connecticut men's basketball team.
Bobby enrolled at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, where he was coached by his father, Bob, who served at the school from 1972 to 2017. As a senior, he averaged 20 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals, as his school team accomplished a 32–0 record, St. Anthony's first Tournament of Champions crown as well as the No. 1 ranking in the United States.
From 1989 to 1993, Bobby played a point guard for coach Mike Krzyzewski's Duke University team. At college, he won 2× NCAA champion, NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Consensus first-team All-American, First-team All-ACC, and many more.
In the 1993 NBA Draft, Bobby Hurley was picked by the Sacramento Kings. Soon, he inked an endorsements deal with a new shoe company ITZ (In The Zone), which was sold at Foot Locker completely.
In the fall of the season, he met with a car accident. Since he was not wearing a seat belt, Booby was thrown from his SUV, suffering severe life-threatening injuries. His Kings teammate Mike Peplowski was riding five minutes behind him and was the first to give immediate aid. Hurley returned to the NBA for the 1994–95 season and played four more years beyond that. In 1998, he also played for the Vancouver Grizzlies and then retired.
On 13th April 2010, Hurley was hired by Wagner College as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team. Later, he became the head coach at Wagner's. In 2012, he left Wagner for Rhode Island. On March 26, 2013, Buffalo Bulls announced that Hurley was hired as the new head coach, replacing Reggie Witherspoon. Under his belt, he led the team to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014-15. On April 9, 2015, Hurley became the head coach of Arizona State.
Bobby Hurley, the head coach of the Arizona State men's basketball team, recently signed a two-year contract extension, solidifying his position with the Sun Devils through the 2025-26 season. This extension reflects the university's confidence in Hurley's leadership and his ability to guide the team to continued success. Following their NCAA Tournament exit, Hurley conducted individual meetings with each player to discuss their roles within the program, emphasizing open communication and a supportive environment.
Looking ahead, Hurley is already actively working toward the future of Arizona State basketball. He is focused on recruiting talented players, enhancing the team's roster, and devising strategies to elevate their performance. Hurley's dedication to building a strong program demonstrates his commitment to taking the Sun Devils to new heights in the coming seasons. Additionally, Bobby Hurley maintains a close relationship with his brother, Dan Hurley, who coaches the Connecticut men's basketball team, and they continue to inspire and support each other on their coaching journeys.