UConn men’s basketball head coach Dan Hurley will join his father, Bob Hurley Sr., at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Friday as part of the “Hoop Hall Hangout” series.
Dan’s brother, Bobby, head coach at Arizona State, will join the conversation virtually from Tempe, Arizona.
The Hurleys will appear for an interview session at 1 p.m. that will be focused on “their lives in the family business of playing and coaching basketball at all levels,” according to a release from UConn. A question-and-answer period and an autograph session will follow the interview.
The “Hoop Hall Hangout” series is a summer program which features appearances by basketball players, personalities and Hall of Famers, according to the release.
Dan Hurley, who is entering his fifth season at the helm for UConn after back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, grew up watching his father as a legendary coach for the St. Anthony High basketball team in New Jersey. Hurley Sr. coached 39 years at St. Anthony, captured 26 state championships and surpassed 1,100 wins.
In 2010, Hurley Sr. was the third high school coach to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bobby Hurley played four years at Duke and won consecutive national championships before being selected No. 7 overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 1993 NBA Draft. He began coaching at Arizona State in 2015 after stints at Wagner College, the University of Rhode Island and Buffalo, and led the Sun Devils to two NCAA Tournaments.
Dan Hurley has 224 career coaching victories, 73 at UConn, and has posted 20-win seasons at three different programs – Wagner, Rhode Island and UConn.