Bobby Hurley Wants to Be a Head Coach Eventually

Bobby Hurley wants to be a Division I head coach eventually, but for now he has chosen to bypass the offer to take over at Wagner College and follow his younger brother to Rhode Island instead.

“I was offered the job [at Wagner],” Hurley told SNY.tv in his first interview since his brother, Dan, accepted the Rhode Island job Tuesday.

“It was obviously a very difficult decision,” added Hurley, the No. 7 pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. “I believe in the players that are in the program [at Wagner] and the kids that we have in the program. The people who I’ve worked with have been great over the last two years. It’s been a great two years for me.” To read more of this story, click here

Dan Hurley Takes the Rhode Island Job

Dan Hurley has agreed to become the new head coach at Rhode Island and will part ways with Wagner College after just two years at the Staten Island school, as first reported by SNY.tv and CBSSports.com Tuesday morning.

After visiting Rhode Island Saturday, Hurley made the decision Monday night upon talking it over with his wife, Andrea, and their two sons, Danny (12) and Andrew (10).

Hurley, 39, will sign a six-year deal worth approximately $4 million. He will be officially introduced at a press conference Wednesday.

“We are thrilled to name Dan Hurley as our new head men’s basketball coach,” Rhode Island athletic director Thorr Bjorn said.  “Dan is a proven winner at every level and I am looking forward to partnering with him to build on the solid foundation we have in place.  Our goals are to compete for  – and win  – Atlantic 10 Championships and advance to play in NCAA Tournaments.” To read more of this story, click here

Rhode Island Targets Dan Hurley, But No Deal Yet

LOUISVILLE,  Ky. — Rhode Island has targeted Wagner’s Dan Hurley to be its new basketball coach, but an online story suggesting Hurley has accepted the job is false, industry sources with direct knowledge told SNY.tv.

Hurley met with Rhode Island officials this past week at an off-campus location, but no deal has been struck.

The school is reportedly offering a multi-year deal worth more than $700,000 annually, significantly more than Wagner would seem to be able to match.

Should Hurley opt to leave the Staten Island program, the school could offer the job to his older brother, Bobby, a current Wagner assistant. To read more of this story, click here

Rhode Island Moving Swiftly to Hire Dan Hurley

LOUISVILLE,  Ky. — Rhode Island officials met this week with Wagner head coach Dan Hurley and athletic director Thorr Bjorn is looking to end the search by the Final Four, industry sources told SNY.tv.

Hurley, 39, just completed his second season at the Staten Island school, turning around a program that went 5-26 two years ago and leading it to a 25-6 campaign.

Wagner lost in the Northeast Conference semifinals to Robert Morris and was not extended an NIT bid. The school declined opportunities to play in other postseason events. To read more of this story, click here

Wagner's Dan Hurley Says 'Let 'er rip'

Two years ago, Dan Hurley was coaching in high school at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark.

Now he’s coaching a 25-win college team that is one victory from playing for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

“Now it’s just let it rip, man, go for it,” Hurley told SNY.tv after the No. 2-seeded Seahawks beat No. 7 Central Connecticut, 87-77, to move into the Northeast Conference semifinals against Robert Morris on Sunday at noon. “We’ve had an unbelievable year. We’re one game away from playing to be a part of March Madness so go out and let it rip.” To read more of this story, click here

Dwaun Anderson Now Practicing With Wagner

Dan Hurley and the Wagner Seahawks are riding the school’s first seven-game winning streak since the 1979-80 season.

With a 14-3 record, a 9-2 non-conference mark and a 5-1 record in the Northeast Conference, Wagner is off to its best start since the 1955-56 campaign.

Yet as good as things are right now, the future could be even brighter.

That’s because Dwaun Anderson, a former Mr. Basketball in Michigan, began practicing with the team last Tuesday and will be eligible next season. To read more of this story, click here

Hurley: 'Craziest Ending I've Ever Seen'


There have been some wild game-winning shots down through the history of college basketball.

But watch this video of Wagner’s Kenny Ortiz last-second buzzer-beater from the left corner going off the top of the backboard and then through the net and decide if you’ve ever seen anything like this.

Wagner coach Dan Hurley, who’s seen a few things in his basketball days, never had.

“It was the craziest ending to a game that I’ve ever seen,” Hurley told SNY.tv after his Seahawks stunned Santa Clara, 64-62, in the Championship Game of the 45th annual Cable Car Classic in Santa Clara, Cal.

“Kenny is a winner. He has made that shot at Branchbrook Park in Newark a thousand times.”

Ortiz’s shot set off a wild celebration and capped a 12-rebound, eight-point, four-assist performance that earned him the Most Inspirational Player award.

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Hurley Ahead of Schedule in Rebuilding Wagner

Wagner coach Dan Hurley set up games this year against Big East foes UConn and Pitt in order to prepare his rising team for the Northeast Conference schedule and potential postseason battles to come.

Earlier this season, he wasn’t openly admitting his Seahawks could pull off either upset.

“We’re not delusional,” Hurley told SNY.tv before his team lost the UConn game. “We’re in Year 2 of rebuilding of what was when we took over one of the five to seven worst teams in the country out of the three hundred and fifty whatever.”

That rebuilding process appears to be well under way. To read more of this story, click here

Wagner Hoping History Repeats Itself

The last time Wagner played two Big East teams in one season, they went on to win the Northeast Conference championship during the 2002-3 season.

Nine years later, head coach Dan Hurley signed the Seahawks up for out-of-conference tilts at defending champion UConn and Friday at No. 15 Pitt.

Could history repeat itself?

The Seahawks hope so. To read more of this story, click here

Surprising Wagner Now 4-1, 2-0 Against Ivies

Looking at Wagner’s schedule, you had to figure coach Dan Hurley would have been happy if his team went 2-3 through its first five games.

After all, four of Wagner’s first five were on the road — including tilts at Princeton, at UConn and at The Palestra for Penn.

Instead, the surprising Seahawks are now 4-1 after Tuesday’s 71-65 victory at Penn.

“It’s early in the year,” Hurley told SNY.tv. “We’re ahead of where I thought we would be in Year 2. To read more of this story, click here