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.
Danyelle Sargent’s YouTube moment can no longer be embedded, but you can still view it here. And we highly recommend that you do.
Sargent asked San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary: “”I hear that your mentor Bill Walsh was one of the first phone calls you made when you found out you had the job. What does it mean to you to be the head coach of the 49ers?”
Whoops! Singletary played for the Bears, not the Niners. Oh, and Singletary didn’t call Walsh, either. Because Walsh is dead.
Sargent told Dan Patrick on his radio show that she meant to say that Singletary called the late Walsh when he decided he wanted to be a coach. It was a taped interview that never made the Fox airwaves, so the producers stopped her and she just began again. She said she didn’t think about it any more, since it was never supposed to get out.
But someone put the clip out on the the internet and now Sargent is a YouTube phenomenon.
Sargent spent five hours in bed the day following the mistake, but said she has since come to terms with it.
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.