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.
Gregg Doyel of CBSSports says he has sources who say Louisville coach Rick Pitinoinquired about the Miami Heat vacancy and speculates that Pitino might be a candidate to replace the fired Avery Johnson in Dallas.
With the way Pitino and Larry Brown have moved around over the years, it wouldn’t shock us.
Now I don’t want to start a tidal wave of panic by Louisville commits, I’m just saying. If this were to happen, guys like Samardo Samuels of St. Benedict’s Prep who committed to Louisville might be back on the market. Samuels was recently named the USA Today National Player of the Year.
Pitino was recently ranked the No. 2 coach behind UConn’s Jim Calhoun in the Big East by one blogger.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.