E:60 Kicks Off Five-Week Run with Hour-Long Special on Bobby Hurley

ESPN's award-winning primetime news magazine launches into its spring season with eight Sports Emmy nominations spread across various categories including News Anthology, Journalism, Long Feature, Camerawork and Writing. E:60 will continue to deliver world-class content and present the best stories in sports through its unique blend of profiles, investigative reports, and human interest features, beginning Tuesday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN, with an hour-long show on former NCAA Final Four hero and Arizona State head basketball coach Bobby Hurley.

The E:60 Pictures film entitled, "Hurley" encompasses the various dimensions of the basketball phenom who led Duke to its first ever NCAA title a quarter-century ago.

Bobby Hurley was born and raised in Jersey City, at a time when the city was devastated by crime, drugs and AIDS. But for Bobby, whose father Bob was a probation officer, nowhere was off limits. All of Jersey City was his playground-and he developed his skills, and his defining trait-toughness-playing all over town, taking on the toughest competition Jersey City could offer. At St. Anthony High School, he would lead the Friars to the national championship-playing for the most demanding of taskmasters, a Hall of Fame coach, his father, Bob Hurley.

Once considered by many as the greatest point guard in the annals of college basketball Hurley was on the verge of achieving his dream of being an NBA star. But just as his NBA career was beginning, it all came crashing down. Over the next two decades Hurley had to fight back from physical, emotional and financial ruin. And in the process he realized that Bobby Hurley is about much more than just basketball.

E:60's Jeremy Schaap speaks with all the major figures from Hurley's life - Coach Mike Krzyzewski, former teammates Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Jalen Rose, Jay Bilas, Kenny Anderson, Mitch Richmond, PJ Carlesimo, Terry Dehere and of course Bobby's family - to tell the complete story of one of the greatest basketball figures of modern times.



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