In the midst of his third season with the ASU basketball program, it appears Bobby Hurley is in it for the long haul after agreeing to a 5-year extension.
As the culture of the men’s basketball program continues to take shape at Arizona State, the efforts of head coach Bobby Hurley have not gone unnoticed. The Sun Devils and Hurley reportedly reached an agreement on a five-year extension to keep him under contract until 2023.
The deal must first be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents at its next meeting on Feb. 8. The Board does not allow contracts more than five years in length.
Hurley was hired in 2015 at a base salary of $1.2 million. With a new deal in place, his current base of $1.4 million will jump to $2.1 million on July 1, 2018.
Additionally, he will receive annual raises of $100,000 and is eligible to earn a $1 million retention bonus on Jan 1, 2022.
If the agreement is approved, Hurley will become the fourth-highest paid coach in the Pac-12, behind Dana Altman ($2.65 million), Steve Alford ($2.64 million) and Sean Miller ($2.2 million).
In three years at the helm, Hurley has quickly taken ASU to new heights. The program surged as high as No. 3 in the Associated Press poll following a 12-0 start with wins over Xavier and Kansas.
Recruiting has also taken a major step under Hurley as he has signed at least one four-star recruit in each of his first three seasons. Additionally, he has garnered commits from blue-chip prospects as far out as the 2020 class.
On Jan. 18, the Sun Devils landed five-star recruit Taeshon Cherry, the program’s first five-star prospect since James Harden in 2007.