Mar 29, 2013|
3/29 UB mens basketball head coach Bobby Hurley explains the process of joining UB, the possibility of facing his former head coach and what he knows about the players he currently has
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Jeremy and sell here and we're -- -- in on new UB men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley. Bobbie if we -- we -- a body. Our heroic we were not good to have you -- you know welcome to the welcome to the area but the a lot of people -- -- -- but the concept but the notion have you. Coaching the out UB basketball team so -- take us through the process that that that brought you here with Danny white bringing on board. Well you know I had really hadn't planned on Monday in the circular and undecided serve her. Take the next step for me become a head coach put. You have progressed this year -- Rhode Island. Problem with all the responsibilities. I have in -- and so you have coax them. You're welcome my brother build program. I felt like who's ready for me. Export some opportunities there and Danny reached out assuming you and are we spoke with all older obviously I'm pretty aware of is our family and they're really have a lot of respect what they've done their sports administrations -- the real big pot for me just local -- great sports town. I think this school obviously not a lot of potential and don't largest state school in new York and on this excited to be here I'm excited to -- or both players are not and to attract new recruits and the build program. Body it's. It's in time of year to talk here and we've got -- that they'll ask you about UB but you know here we are we're in the midst of March Madness games last night. Duke plays tonight we I mean we you definitely be watching duke tonight you are you locked in a watch every time that life. While not I loved basketball on the basketball junkie you know solve -- -- -- of my favorite army here just here its orbit. Obviously -- bizarre -- my alma mater so I'll be -- art or verbal. There are some great story -- into Florida Gulf Coast -- that I first Florida. And you know just I -- a basketball last night the in all -- state Arizona here's what -- -- -- it was a great game to our local teams play in and really enjoyed watching not. -- work the phones all day today have a lot of work to do for you beer and they'll put together staff from. You know it's beginning to move to talk recruits and but I'll try and get that all other -- so that I can enjoy it -- Speaking of coach K and duke. What do you really learn most from coach K when you came up through his system and played under him at -- what was the one thing he really took away I'm sure there were so many of them. I could really really love coach say he he grew up in Chicago and I grew up in dirt sitting in Jersey re a similar background sub. And and just. A lot of qualities he had as a player and as a -- I feel like I haven't. You know my work ethic how -- that played to type -- competitor I was soon. You know just he allowed me to to play my game and I love all he. He never tried to micromanage and me and gave me the freedom salute all my creativity and so I appreciated that he allowed me to do baton. -- obviously very demanding and I had a great communicators. Really great motivate her. So some sort related saying so but I work. -- with Bobby -- former all American two time national champion for the -- kudos he is now the head coach of the men's basketball team at the university of buffalo he was. Announced by Danny white earlier this week -- Bobbie you know you're mentioning coach K and -- scheduling things like that mean I think the million dollar question -- -- -- if you're trying to -- do pull out. Maybe put on the spot that question could elect tells yes that's great would it would you consider a dreamed of I mean to coach against coach guy. That would do it all ordered. And that it would -- -- really awkward feeling beyond not that this is such on the camera. That I would be. Surreal but Bill Burton we're open to have any ideas and got to -- I think over the last year's open Wagner College edit rolled out and we try to be aggressive move would scheduled game so we. Still up players would be excited about -- here. There we played Ohio State. According to your report that would also Wagner College we. Whether the Pittsburgh when we were -- twelve in the country in -- -- about experience or low rate individual programs there. Play word good science and called -- we'll -- -- -- -- upload the mobile. One of things it's consistently mentioned for for mid majors is that big programs don't wanna. Don't wanna play them. They don't wanna come here it's risky and you know even to play one a good mid major is risky for a big time program because if you lose it makes headlines so. Have you found that it is difficult for mid majors and and perk for smaller school do you expect to have some difficulty booking those bigger teams if you're gonna shoot that -- Yeah I mean you have to try and reach out and then then use whatever relationship trouble people through. To try and make those it's a possibility but -- took the child get bigger program so. To travel and and come to -- place about who will explore and -- -- -- tend to make that happen. No we played you know we we check from university Pittsburgh Google play -- a large. And then we also got a W so. If we could do things like that that's that's not a bad thing. That's always nice to get that check and that victory when you walked out of there a coach -- -- a former teammate at duke is a high school icon here basically Christian later you played them what you know about in his he told you anything about this area and about moving your family here basically. I got let go and reach out to Christian and all knew a lot about. Pistons -- the last two days where it was saying to them and still in the very near future -- plan -- -- -- and or you know the lead away and compression and you know absent some you know unbelievable. Moments and memories with them play and so it's perfect bunt so our. I look forward to talking movement I got to find out who who's the best player to come out of the medical schools -- the your -- will Regan. I gotta get pissed they are not. Well tomorrow and all programmers. Are really good player and her former on medical school -- What he mentioned you know well and you have a group of players that I I think. -- on this area expect next year to be one of those years where the team is going going to be good and when the move was made of coach there were some saying this team should have a good year next year do you have expectations of a very good season even though it'll be you know your first and you -- Somewhat of a limited expect are limited experience and exposure to the players that you have. I think -- I had you know great meetings -- -- individual meetings to Indian troops didn't. There that they can see where they stood and everything and got a great response to a no look I think they're excited about the change. I think they expected more out of themselves flashier than we -- -- you know when it. Lost our record reflected so. They understand their veteran team that very -- by the players' -- here it's their last chance slim. You'll see a marked man listen watch and Europeans like article quotes and salad and costly to all these. Mid major programs compete now got to motivate our guys who really. Make a hard look here this year could put ourselves in the position. To compete at all leak. Coach do you have a assistant staff that you formulated when can we you know when will we know when all that is done. I am not I'm just absorbing all of the numerous. Cracks. Simple Altman -- -- -- very I have people on that. Some people reminded them they cannot. Obviously had it gotten you know a lot of club response to those positions that coveted position. There are extremely important somewhat irrational and and make any moves here the next couple days I plan on getting to talk to some people. Bit and -- -- you guys on the path tunnel or. Then they'll hopefully I'll have some position filled. You know early the following week. Coach you're sitting here you talkative couple Syracuse guys Jeremy and I myself and obviously were pretty excited about the orange and what they're doing right now. This it so it says that almost put our finger upper one last question I was gonna ask the same thing there you go we have we -- ask you what let what you thought is about. The larger game lesson against Indiana but overall obviously what's going on and turn it right now and we like to maybe get out of this thing. Well I mean they just. They were very passive last night and well. Unique because a lot in total -- result like you know what what could I actually they have Walesa's. Particularly bothered -- in here and it couldn't -- -- rhythm at all ostensibly here. Michael Carter will lose because I really like incumbent into -- but. There's some stuff studious kid and talked about a couple of -- -- in college basketball I really liked and he just got -- tremendous size and good feel prepayment. -- so when you have a lead guard like that in you know you got it could be good seeing the high level player. You know generally good things -- the book you know they have great athletes they've always recruited you know the highest level and it looks like the clumping together -- correct our. Why don't more teams from the -- You know it is holding its hit because I think there's a tendency to be passive when you vote goes over and you know you lose her partner who lose her aggressiveness. Also your sacrifice some redundant salutes you know let the world think people realized who clay is so you don't have to have responsibilities. So. -- blocked out rebound them. And look -- and give -- some offensive rebounds and I'm glad I didn't think a lot of -- who than I'd say the man -- besides all political and -- work. You know go to -- to break between Israel are not content but. I -- -- to -- aggressive and -- the people and really can't dictate the current third game here how we look like years. Speak with new UB men's basketball coach. Bobby Hurley here on WGR body if there are you familiar with have you heard about being a stay even told our biggest day. But it back up on Monday it yes yes yes you're not on the excited I'm excited about it -- -- are brought -- are -- so -- mom. I was really excited to hear about it on -- sort of there were all about where you're more aware and Anderson Cooper was last year apparently you know it's not are quite totally not on the national scene but. It's United's it's polish Marty -- it's a good time so hopefully get a chance to check it out on Monday. I look good over here tonight. Hey Kutcher welcome to -- in the studio anytime you want and answer questions and collars things like that we the -- in the yen. Watching you coach over there you being good luck to you. Our print it out Julio and it will be up quicker I'd. Thank you very much coach Bobby Hurley UBU men's basketball coach here on W -- speaking of things that we will be. -- biggest -- Dan Fischer and I once again they -- us back every year. Get on the fire truck frozen candy. -- the people out there and we do them. It's pretty fun it's a lot of fun we do every. We're back again. Rates start set top 530 this year.