Coach Hurley's Road to WNY

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM EDT

By Megan Erbacher

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November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) The UB Bulls have a new basketball coach, and he could teach his players quite a bit about drive and determination.

Bobby Hurley had it all; a former star player at Duke, Hurley was drafted in the first round by the Sacramento Kings in the 1993 NBA Draft. But just a few months after realizing his dream, Hurley was involved in a car crash that left him fighting for his life.

Hurley eventually returned to the league, and later moved on to coaching. He was named head coach of the UB Bulls in March.

Tonight on Eyewitness News at 11, Eyewitness Sports anchor Shawn Stepner sits down with Coach Hurley, sharing his long road to Western New York.