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.
Bobby Gonzalez has made two hires to the vacancies on his staff.
Dennis Kazimir will take over as Director of Basketball Operations and Rodrick Rhodes will become Assistant to the Head Coach/Administrative Asst.
Kazimir, 31, takes over for Steve Sauers, now at Iona. A Brick, N.J. native and 2000 Seton Hall graduate, he previously worked at Tiffin University and at Wright State. He also worked as director of AAU tournaments for the Hoop Group, and has experience with a number of camps, including Rbk U and ABCD.
Rhodes (pictured), 35, starred at St. Anthony under Bob Hurley, where he won State titles in 1989 and ’91, and went on to star at Kentucky under Rick Pitino for three seasons before transferring to USC. He was drafted in the first round (24th overall) by the Houston Rockets in 1997 and played three season with the Rockets, Grizzlies and Mavericks.
After leaving the NBA during the 2000 season, Rhodes went overseas and played in professional leagues in Cyprus, Greece, the Philippines, France and Puerto Rico.
After his playing career, he served as an assistant at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas (2005) and at Idaho State (2006).
A Jersey City native, he served on Travis Ford’s staff at UMass last season.
The hiring of Rhodes can only help in terms of recruiting players from St. Anthony, the reigning national high school champs.
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.