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.
I received a couple of emails Monday inquiring about a rumor spreading throughout Las Vegas that St. John’s had offered a position to Lincoln coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton if Lance Stephenson ended up at the Queens school.
Lance Stephenson Sr. has listed St. John’s as one of his son’s finalists, along with Kansas, USC, UCLA and Memphis, while Lance himself also mentions Texas and Tennessee.
St. John’s has an opening on staff, but Johnnies head coach Norm Roberts says the rumor is not true.
“That’s New York City for you, everybody thinks they know a little bit about everything,” Roberts said in a phone interview for a story running Tuesday on SNY.tv. “They know nothing about nothing. No, no, no. I haven’t offered it. We lost Will Lanier and he went on to work for (Marist head coach) Chuck Martin as basketball operations, so it opened up an (administrative) position for us. But I haven’t done anything with that, probably won’t do anything with that position until maybe sometime in August.”
Still, I’m sure we’ll hear more about this until a) the position is filled or b) Lance makes his choice. Stay tuned…
(Photo courtesy Washington Post)
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.