Mar 14, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT
Dan Patrick scores again with another highly entertaining interview today, as guest Bobby Hurley — the only person ever to play for Duke and then Indiana* — gives his review on Part I of ESPN’s Michigan Fab Five documentary. In addition to noting a “high level of bitterness” as the four Michigan players recalled their college careers, Hurley also noted that Jalen Rose may not have played if he had gone to Duke:
“He might have had a hard time hitting the floor, because he wouldn’t have taken my spot.”
“Jimmy King always thought I had no game. When I scored 26 on them, maybe that should have given King the hint.”
“There was a high level of bitterness,” Hurley said of the documentary. “Particularly directed at us.” Hurley wasn’t surprised, because Duke beat that team three times.
Hurley said that UNLV had more of a right to talk trash because the Rebels were a true monster. But Hurley said he wasn’t surprised Duke beat UNLV in the Tournament, because that Blue Devils team had been through anything.
Hurley now coaches at Wagner College as an assistant to his brother Dan.
Did you really think that the Duke players from those two seasons were just going to let those comments slide? Oh, this is just starting to get good.
You may say that the quotes in the documentary were just recollections, or how the Fab Five were thinking as kids 20 years ago. But it was clear to any impartial observer that, in watching Rose, King, Howard and Jackson talk now, that the bitterness is still there.
As for Hurley’s contention that Jalen Rose wouldn’t have played at Duke, he may have a point. While it’s true that Michigan had two marvelous NCAA Tourney runs, people tend to forget that they never won a Big Ten title, either. Tied for third (11-7) in 1991-92, and finished second to Indiana the following season.
* = The latter was in the movie Blue Chips.
Bobby Hurley on Fab Five, Duke’s chances in tournament [Dan Patrick Show]
Jimmy King: ‘Christian Laettner was a bi***’ [Off the Bench]
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