Bobby Hurley, men's basketball coach at Arizona State University, was the luncheon speaker at recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting held at Scottsdale's McCormick Ranch Golf Club's Pavilion. When introducing Coach Hurley, Rotarian Christopher West stated that Coach Hurley's win-loss record at Jersey City, New Jersey’s St. Anthony High School (where he led his team to four consecutive State titles) and his Duke University (where he was selected All-American in 1993), was 234-31—a .883 win percentage.  
Coach Hurley was selected in the first round, seventh overall pick by the NBA's Sacramento Kings. He spent five seasons in the NBA retiring in 1998. After a few coaching stints at smaller schools, he was hired on April 5, 2015 as ASU Men's Basketball head coach.  
This past year, Coach Hurley lead the ASU Program to their first-ever 12-0 start and a No. 5 AP ranking. Coach Hurley, after setting a standard to be a tournament team, managed ASU to finish 20-10 on the season, earning a NCAA tournament berth, just its third in 15 seasons.  
During his talk, Coach Hurley addressed a number of topics: the upcoming game schedule; best places to play; newly recruited and returning players; new players from Finland, Serbia and Canada; fellow PAC 12 coaches; upcoming ASU camps for young players and teams; team summer workouts; potential field house upgrades; reading the fans during the games and coaching accordingly; the trend of "one and done” college players; and NBA recruiting.
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Dr. Honora A. Norton