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Legendary high school coaches Bob Hurley, Kevin Boyle not interested in St. Peter’s College opening
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Legendary high school coaches Bob Hurley and Kevin Boyle both attended St. Peter’s College, but both said they are not interested in the current opening for the school’s men’s basketball coach.
“No interest, absolutely no interest,” Hurley said by phone from Florida on Wednesday, one day after Marist introduced former St. Peter’s coach John Dunne as its new coach. Dunne made approximately $230,000 at St. Peter’s, sources said.
Hurley, 70, won 28 state championships and 13 New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles at St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City before the school closed its doors due to financial reasons in 2017.
Boyle, who has coached NBA players Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and D’Angelo Russell and this year coached Montverde (FL) Academy to an undefeated record and the Geico High School Nationals championship, is also not interested.
“I loved my time living in Jersey City and playing at St. Peter’s but currently I’m very happy where I’m at at Montverde Academy,” Boyle said Wednesday. “Hopefully I’m having an impact on these kids and their futures.”
Boyle will be in New York this weekend coaching in the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center.
St. Peter’s AD Bryan Felt attended Seton Hall and was the associate AD there, so Seton Hall associate head coach Shaheen Holloway has also been linked to the opening.
Cincinnati assistant Darren Savino and Arizona State assistant Rashon Burno are both Jersey City natives who played at St. Anthony’s.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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