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Hurley interview: '... at Buffalo, you're dealing with the complexity of being a mid-major school'

An interview Jon Rothstein completed with former UB coach Bobby Hurley was published earlier Tuesday on The discussion was largely about Hurley's new job at Arizona State, but UB came up at various points during the discussion.

Read the full interview here.

A couple of quotes worth noting:

  • On how the Arizona State situation materialized:  "It's a couple of a conversations on the phone and then it's a meeting. Then from there it's a decision that's made with their administration. I think it was pretty clear what they were getting with me and my history and my background in basketball -- with what I was able to accomplish at a place (Buffalo) that didn't have a lot of tradition. I think it comes down to what a school is looking for."
  • On moving to a Power 5 conference: "... at Buffalo, you're dealing with the complexity of being a mid-major school. I have great memories of making the NCAA Tournament this past year and the tournament is always the best event in the world from an athletics standpoint. But I want to try to be in position to be in that tournament as regularly as possible and I feel like the Pac-12 provides that type of opportunity for me without knowing that you absolutely have to win your conference tournament to get a bid like you did on the mid-major level."
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