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Bobby Hurley will be the next head coach at Arizona State

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Bobby Hurley will be the next head coach at Arizona State, the school announced on Thursday.

“We have a leader who, along with our university and our community, is committed to helping Sun Devil Basketball thrive,” Arizona State said in a statement. “With Bobby at the helm, we will provide the necessary resources to compete within our state, our conference and across the nation. We are intent on becoming an elite men’s basketball program.”

“Bobby is energetic, passionate and tough, and his contagious competitive fire will bring unmatched vigor to our men’s basketball program.”

Hurley, who is 43 years old, spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Buffalo, going 42-20 in that span and getting the Bulls to the 2015 NCAA tournament. Hurley, the former Duke point guard, accepted the position after Jeff Capel turned it down.

Hurley will be replacing Herb Sendek, who spent nine seasons with the Sun Devils. He was let go last month after failing to get the Sun Devils to the Big Dance for the seventh time in those nine seasons.