Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Seton Hall University President Monsignor Robert Sheeran and athletic director Joe Quinlan both reaffirmed that head coach Bobby Gonzalez will not be fired at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting and that he will continue to be the school’s head coach.
A published report had surfaced saying Gonzalez could be fired, and SportsCenter picked that up in the morning editions.
“I can assure you that Coach Gonzalez will continue to strengthen our men’s basketball program and will be successful in those areas that matter to the University, the student-athletes and the fans,” Monsignor Sheeran said in a statement. “He has the full support of my administration in doing this. Know that I am committed to both Coach Gonzalez and Mr. Quinlan in their leadership efforts to build up this great University basketball program.”
Quinlan added this in a phone conversation from the Final Four.
“Bobby Gonzalez is the basketball coach at Seton Hall,” Quinlan said. “The meeting is a regularly scheduled board meeting. This topic (Gonzalez) is not on the agenda and there is no information included on this topic on the meeting materials.”
As to the rumors that Monsignor Sheeran had had discussions with former Providence coach Tim Welsh about possibly replacing Gonzalez, Quinlan flatly denied those as well.
“The university has not had any discussions with Tim Welsh,” Quinlan said. “Bobby Gonzalez is the basketball coach. We would not be having conversations with another coach.”
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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