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Mark

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I honestly have no opinion, Mike. I only recall him from his college days. Although the reaction by sportswriters has been overwhelmingly positive. And Wildcat fans worked up in a froth to discount him in advance means something, too. ;) Time will tell. Here is an article from today's paper.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ncaab/asu/2015/04/09/asu--hurley--duke--coach--basketball--buffalo--ncaa--sun-devils/25554761/

Here are the reactions from a couple top sports talk guys in town.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=949757628375973&set=vb.175932795758464&type=2&theater

http://arizonasports.com/135/1824197/With-Bobby-Hurley-on-board-there-is-genuine-excitement-around-Arizona-State-basketball

And here is a blurb of Hurley meeting his team for the first time.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/heat-index/2015/04/10/bobby-hurley-meets-asu-basketball-team-for-first-time/25574627/
#46 - April 10, 2015, 09:27:15 am
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Mark Motta
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I think it's hilarious.  We aren't discounting Hurley, we are laughing. Is it still April 1st and suddenly ASU is gonna come out and say "April Fools"!!!????

Only time will tell. Maybe the budget was small for a coach. I can't imagine he demanded big money after a search firm Depaul hired recommend they pass on him for their HC.

Maybe he will be a pleasant surprise for you guys. There is no reason that it can't be a better job or a top program. I think being satisfied having a losing program is an institutional issue at ASU. That will probably be the biggest Hurley...err...hurdle.
#47 - April 10, 2015, 11:58:19 am
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Mark

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We can close out this long conversation with today's press conference with Hurley, President Crow and the AD.

http://www.thesundevils.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30300&ATCLID=210013564
#48 - April 10, 2015, 01:31:41 pm
Mark Motta
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Why close it out when it brings us Wildcats so much pleasure?   :laugh:
#49 - April 10, 2015, 01:47:30 pm
2 UDS's-Stoked
2 WSM's-Stoked
BWS Party-Stoked
22.5 Kettle to burn burgers and steaks.

Be kind, polite and courteous to everyone you meet, and ALWAYS have a plan to kill them.

Mike P in Tucson

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Mark,  I didn't say anything discounting him.  I said he may pan out or he may get panned.  He just doesn't have enough of a coaching resume to figure out whether he will be great or a total bust.  I am just pretty shocked that ASU is taking a $1.5 million a year flyer on an unknown commodity.  I really would have thought ASU would at least try to find someone with a proven record -- like UA did when we hired Miller.
#50 - April 10, 2015, 03:38:14 pm
all time series records with asu (as of 12/1/2012)

football: 47-38-1 arizona
basketball: 142-80 arizona
baseball: 237-203-1 arizona

Mark

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Mike P in Tucson

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Yeah, I read that earlier today.  Apparently, the Buffalo Athletic Director is a real dick.
#52 - April 11, 2015, 12:09:34 pm
all time series records with asu (as of 12/1/2012)

football: 47-38-1 arizona
basketball: 142-80 arizona
baseball: 237-203-1 arizona

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