Arizona State announces contract extension for coach Bobby Hurley
Arizona State has signed head basketball coach Bobby Hurley to a contract extension that’ll keep him in Tempe through the 2025-26 season, the program announced on Tuesday.
It’s the time of the college basketball calendar where success leads to interest and interest leads to either movement or extensions and raises. And there appeared to be at least a bit of interest in Hurley after ASU’s 23-13 season led to an NCAA Tournament bid.
It’s not immediately clear whether Hurley’s extension is also accompanied by a raise, but he was mentioned for a number of jobs that have come open in recent weeks. He was mentioned in the Providence coaching search and reportedly in the mix for Georgia Tech.
He had one year remaining on his deal prior to the extension. He’s reportedly set to make $3.3 million next season.
“It’s an honor to continue my journey as the head basketball coach at Arizona State University,” Hurley said in a release. “I want to thank (president Dr. Michael M.) Crow and (athletic director) Ray Anderson for their commitment to our program and trust in my leadership. I’m looking forward to building off our success this season and taking the program to greater heights in the future.”
Hurley has 20-win seasons in four of the last six years. He’s coming off a 2022-23 campaign that saw ASU get off to a red-hot start, close with wins in the Pac-12 Tournament that pushed it over the hump for an NCAA Tournament bid, and then win a game over Nevada in the First Four. ASU also nearly took down 6-seed TCU in the first round of the tournament last week.
After a disappointing 14-17 campaign in 2021-22, Hurley went to the transfer portal to remake his rotation. That search brought aboard Desmond Cambridge Jr., Devan Cambridge, Frankie Collins, and Warren Washington. And those four all cleared 30 starts while ranking among ASU’s top five in minutes played and points scored.
In his eight seasons with the program, Hurley is 141-113 overall and 71-76 in Pac-12 play with three NCAA Tournament appearances.
“Coach Hurley has made our program relevant nationally with many significant wins and an exciting style, along with a firm commitment to the academic success of our student-athletes,” Anderson said in a statement. “He has made it clear to us that he wants to be here and we have done likewise with him. We share a strong confidence in the present and future state of Sun Devil Men’s Basketball.”
Staying in Tempe 😈
Bobby Hurley has agreed to a contract extension with @SunDevilHoops 🔱 pic.twitter.com/JbmdqmC4Qr
— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) March 22, 2023