Bobby Hurley talks about the return of Taeshon Cherry, Kimani Lawrence and his contract extension with ASU basketball.
Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral sports
Bobby Hurley is close to completing his Arizona State men’s basketball staff for the 2019-20 season.
Hurley recently hired Eric Brown, who was previously at UNLV and Long Beach State, and said Tuesday he is not far off from making a second hire.
His returning assistant is Rashon Burno, who like Hurley came to ASU in 2015.
“There’s no real rush on my end,” Hurley said in a summer media session. “Coach Burno and I do so much of the work on the floor in workout anyway. I’m not the type of head coach that has a coffee on the sidelines and lets his assistants do all the work on the floor.
“And we’ve managed in the recruiting cycle being two guys under to go a good job of finishing out the roster for this year later with some nice additions. Coach Burno has done great. We’ve all picked up the slack as we figure and make the last (coaching) hire.”
Hurley said he’s happy with the candidates for his staff including Tim Miles, the former head coach at Nebraska and before that Colorado State.
“It was great for me just to learn some things about how he ran his program,” Hurley said. “He’s very detail oriented, very analytic oriented. I’m sure he’s going to be a head coach again real soon. I’ve got a lot of respect for him as a coach. He was willing to come in and let us at least talk to him.
“We had a lot of good people we talked to. It’s just a matter of getting the right fit and making sure you’re bringing in someone that you think makes it all work the way you need to.”
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