By ADAM ZAGORIA
Bobby Hurley is staying at Arizona State, and all signs point to Tim Cluess becoming the next head coach at St. John’s.
Hurley, 47, Tweeted Thursday that he signed an extension with Arizona State.
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— Bobby Hurley (@BobbyHurley11) April 12, 2019
Hurley is a Jersey City native and a Duke legend who won back-to-back NCAA titles at the school in the early 1990s. He was thought to be AD Mike Cragg’s top target, but he makes approximately $2.4 million, has a $3 million buyout and is under contract through 2022 (before the extension). Sources said Hurley would have needed something north of $3 million annually for a long-term deal to even consider St. John’s.
“I think Bobby’s got a great job,” ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla told ArizonaSports.com. “I think it’s a great place to live. I think the expectations of Sun Devil basketball are extremely high, and he certainly has met those. You can argue about whether they should be better but I think it’s in a good spot right now. Unless he just feels the need to come home to the New York, New Jersey area, I would council him to stay where he is.”
But Iona on Friday issued a statement saying they haven’t been officially contacted by the Big East school. Sources said Cluess, 60, has a “significant” buyout that is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $2 million. He is signed through the 2024-25 season.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 12, 2019
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