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Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., would consider taking over the Rutgers basketball program on a caretaker basis for a year or two.
The 65-year-old Hurley told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday that his wife, Chris, and his daughter, Melissa, have encouraged him to take the job if approached, and he indicated he would do it on a short-term basis to stabilize the program that was rocked after a video was aired last week showing now fired coach Mike Rice kicking and grabbing players while uttering anti-gay slurs.
The scandal also led to the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti.
Despite the need for a full-time athletic director, Rutgers interim Carl Kirschner has elected to look for a coach first. He began, ironically, by approaching Hurley's son, Dan, the coach at Rhode Island, Monday. Later in the week, Dan Hurley agreed to a contract extension at the Atlantic 10 school through the 2019-20 season.
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After abusive practice tapes were aired that resulted in the firing of Rutgers' Mike Rice, the last place we thought we'd see him was coaching 7th grade girls.
A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed by the school after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice after becoming aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
The university last week announced that John Wolf, who had been serving in an interim basis...
If there is ever anything that should go down as one of the most "what the ****" moments in civilization it is this tidbit--Mike Rice is coaching little girls, a 7th grade AAU team to be precise.
Yes, that's right. The same guy that just got fired for yelling all kinds of hateful things and getting a little aggressive/violent with college kids is coaching little...
A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice, even though he was aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
Meanwhile, the school's board of governors plans to discuss hiring an adviser to report on Rice&...
Rants- Mike Rice Scandal for anyone who thinks this is a isolated case, go on line and read some of the shear horror stories of swimming coaches, track coaches and football coaches at all levels, that were abusive toward their athletes and those around them that were afriad to say nothing for fear of reprisal. Mike rice is just the tip of the Iceberg.Still Rutgers handled it poorly...
Rutgers does not have an athletic director in place but is back in an active search for a basketball coach. Firing Mike Rice midway through last week, the Scarlet Knights and interim athletic director Carl Kirschner are on the move to get a new coach in place with preserving the roster and recruiting class as keys.
Whether or not you agree that former Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti should have been forced to resign after the Mike Rice abuse video surfaced last week, you can’t argue that he doesn’t care about the school and its students.
Pernetti has gotten a crazy amount of support from Rutgers student athletes and fans, including former football player Eric LeGrand, who has...
Mike Rice’s loss appears to be Eddie Jordan’s gain.
According to CSN Washington’s Chick Hernandez, Jordan is going to be the next head basketball coach at Rutgers.
The Rutgers job became available after Rice was fired in the wake of practice videos showing his abusive behavior towards his players went viral. There was tremendous backlash for Rice, and both he and athletic...