BDN talks with former Duke great Bobby Hurley in this audio interview

Hurley and his assistants led his team to the title during the recent Coach K Academy
Hurley and his assistants led his team to the title during the recent Coach K Academy

It’s always good to see former Duke All American Bobby Hurley for he brings back nothing but great memories from his playing days at Duke University.  Hurley remains the NCAA’s All Time Assist leader to this day and he of course quarterbacked Duke to back to back national championships in 1991 and 1992 and participated three final fours and three national championship games.

His roots at basketball crazy St. Anthony’s in New Jersey are worn on his sleeve where he is quick to talk about his Dad Bob and his brother, Danny.  Hurley was a first team All American as a senior in 1993 and was named to numerous AA teams during his successful career.  He still holds the Blue Devils single game assist record and his jersey number 11 hangs in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium.

It’s worth noting that Hurley was named the Final Four MVP in 92 and that he was the 7th pick in the NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.  Hurley’s pro career was cut short after a car hit his automobile after a Kings practice.  Hurley’s knee injury kept him from doing the things he is accustomed  to on the court and his fabulous career on the court came to an end shortly thereafter.

Hurley know lives in Florida where he enjoys raising his sons and partaking in horse racing.  The following audio interview was conducted by Brian Strickland of the Herald Sun and myself with a few other questions from others towards the end.  We hope you enjoy hearing from this ACC legend as much as we did during our chat.  For more interviews with former players and Duke basketball prospects, join our subscription service Blue Devil Nation Premium.

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