|Title:||Associate Head Coach|
|Education:||B.S., Duke, 1993|
Bobby Hurley begins his first season as a member of the men's
basketball coaching staff at Rhode Island, serving as the team's
associate head coach.
Prior to arriving in Kingston, Hurley spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Wagner College as a member of his brother Dan's coaching staff.
One of the best point guards in the history of college basketball, Hurley helped the Blue Devils to a four-year record of 119-26 (.821) with three Final Four berths, was a two-time All-America selection (1992-93), three-time All-ACC pick (1991-92-93), two-time NCAA All-Final Four honoree (1991-92) and the Most Outstanding Player of the 1992 NCAA Final Four. Hurley is the all-time NCAA Division I leader in assists, with 1,076, and holds Duke's single-game assist record, with 16 against Florida State on Feb. 24, 1993.
Playing in 140 career games, he amassed career totals of 1,731 points, 1,076 assists, 306 rebounds and 202 steals. His #11 jersey was retired and raised to the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium in 1993. In 2002, Hurley was named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team as one of the 50 greatest players in ACC history. Hurley was also voted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame and entered alongside his former coach and mentor Mike Krzyzewski in 2011.
This year, in conjunction the 35th anniversary of the McDonald's High School All-American Game, Hurley was named one of the game's 35 greatest all-stars, along with former Duke standouts Grant Hill and Christian Laettner.
Hurley was a lottery pick of the Sacramento Kings in the 1993 NBA Draft. Hurley played six seasons in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies. After retiring, he went on to become a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder before being hired as a scout by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003.
A native of Jersey City, N.J., Hurley grew up in one of America's most well-known basketball families. His father, Bob, Sr., is the highly successful head coach at St. Anthony H.S. During the summer of 2010, he became just the second high school coach inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
As a prep, Hurley starred at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City and led the Friars to four consecutive Parochial B state titles. In his senior year, he guided the St. Anthony to a perfect 32-0 record, the school's first Tournament of Champions crown, and the No. 1 ranking in the nation. In his high school career, St. Anthony's overall record with Hurley, Jr. as point guard was 115-5.
Hurley and his wife Leslie are the proud parents of three children: Cameron, Sydney and Bob.