Former Duke Star Joining Brother at Wagner

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010  |  Updated 6:46 PM EDT
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4 April 1992: Guard Bobby Hurley Jr. of the Duke Blue Devils drives between guard Greg Graham and Damon Bailey of the Indiana Hoosiers during a playoff game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneaspolis, Minnesota. Duke won the game 81-78.

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Former Duke star Bobby Hurley will join his brother's staff at Staten Islands Wagner College.

Dan Hurley was hired last week to coach the Seahawks, and the school announced Tuesday his older brother would serve as an assistant coach.

Bobby Hurley worked as a scout for the Philadelphia 76ers for a year but has no college or pro coaching experience. The 38-year-old former point guard is still the NCAA career assist leader. He led the Blue Devils to consecutive national championships in 1991 and 1992 and was an AP All-American in 1993.

Hurley became a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder after playing five seasons in the NBA.

Dan Hurley turned St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J., into one of the nation's top high school basketball programs and is also a former assistant at Rutgers.

Their father, Bob Sr., recently became just the third high school coach elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after leading St. Anthony in Jersey City to 24 state championships in 38 seasons.

"It's certainly a unique and special situation to have your brother on the same staff," Dan Hurley said in a release. "Bobby has a lot to offer our players as both a role model and a mentor. He will relate very well with our players, has tons of knowledge about the game, and he shares my vision for success here at Wagner."

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