Bobby Hurley appears to be staying at Arizona State after reports in recent days linked the Sun Devils coach to the St. John's head coaching gig following Chris Mullin's decision to step down. Hurley announced in a statement on Thursday night that he is in talks for a long-term contract extension. CBS Sports' Matt Norlander has confirmed that a new five-year deal for Hurley to remain at Arizona State is imminent. Multiple media reports have recenttly identified Hurley as St. John's top target leading up to Thursday evening.
"I am thankful to President [Michael] Crow and [athletic director] Ray Anderson for entrusting me to lead the basketball program at Arizona State," Hurley wrote in a statement. "My family and I are proud to be Sun Devils and want to remain at Arizona State for a long time. We are in discussions to extend our agreement and I look forward to continuing to build our program for long-term success.
"I will have no further public comment on my contract status until our agreement is finalized. Thank you, Sun Devil Nation."