March 27, 2011
Former Duke University All-American and NBA player Bobby Hurley recently completed his first season as an assistant coach at Wagner College, serving under his brother Dan.
From 1989 to 1993, Hurley was a point guard for Duke. He was named first-team All-American in 1993, went to the Final Four three times and led the Blue Devils to consecutive national championships in 1991 and 1992, earning Final Four MVP honors in 1992. His Duke jersey number 11 was retired in 1993. In 2002, Hurley was named to the 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the 50 greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
Hurley was selected by the Sacramento Kings as the 7th pick in the 1993 NBA Draft and played five seasons in the NBA. After retiring, Hurley went on to become a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder before being hired as a scout by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003.
During his scholastic playing days, Hurley starred at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, playing for his father, Bob Hurley Sr., a legendary coach who was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this summer. While at St. Anthony, from 1985 to 1989, Hurley led the Friars to four consecutive Parochial B state titles. In his senior year, he guided 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, the team's overall record with Hurley Jr. as point guard was 115-5.
Hurley and his wife, Leslie, are the proud parents of Cameron, Sydney and Bob.