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Topic - Bob Hurley Sr.
A lot of nicknames garner instant attention in college basketball. There's Coach K. Magic was in college before the NBA. Don't forget The General, the Vs, Dickie and Jimmy, and Pistol Pete.
The three people standing near the sculptured trophy of a man reaching down to a youngster have a lot in common.
"People say they care about graduation rates, but when you're in the middle of coaching you need to be successful and it's nice if your doing other things. There have been a lot of college coaches who get fired even with great graduation rates," he said. "I kind of have a lifetime contract at St. Anthony, which nobody else would want to do with all the fundraising I am involved with and worry to walk in and find out if the school found a way to stay alive financially."
"I would say you average about six seniors a year and I've only had two kids not go to college," he said. "This is my 39th year, so it's in the 225 range for kids who went on to college."