Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, December 9, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 27° Partly Cloudy
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Arizona State working on contract extension with Bobby Hurley

Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley is seen on the sidelines during the first half of a first round men’s college basketball game against Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley is seen on the sidelines during the first half of a first round men’s college basketball game against Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State and basketball coach Bobby Hurley are working on a contract extension to keep him in the desert.

Hurley made the announcement on Twitter Thursday, thanking school President Michael Crow and athletic director Ray Anderson for entrusting him to lead the program.

Hurley, the former Duke star from New Jersey, had been rumored to top St. John’s wish list after coach Chris Mullin stepped down.

A new deal with will entrench Hurley in Tempe, where he has guided the Sun Devils to the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons. Arizona State beat St. John’s in the First Four before losing to Buffalo in this year’s tournament.

Hurley, who previously coached at Buffalo, is 73-58 in four seasons with the Sun Devils.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam@spokesman.com