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.
Army AD Kevin Anderson announced Thursday morning that he was officially firing head coach Jim Crews.
“There was a series of events that led me down the path to determine that I needed to make a change in leadership of the men’s basketball program and terminate coach Crews’ contract,” Anderson stated. “I am very disappointed with some things that have come to my attention in recent days and I have decided that it is in the best interests of the basketball program and the institution to terminate our relationship.”
In seven years as Army’s head coach, Crews registered a 60-139 (.302) record. He led Army to the Patriot League Tournament semifinals each of the last three seasons. Army finished 11-19 overall a year ago.
Anderson said that a national search for Crews’ replacement will begin immediately. Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com reports that Anderson has reached out to including Arizona State associate head coach Dedrique Taylor, St. John’s assistant Fred Quartlebaum, Navy assistant Eugene Burroughs, Wake Forest director of basketball operations Walt Corbean and St. Mary’s associate head coach Kyle Smith.
Memphis coach Josh Pastner visited Oak Hill forward Roscoe Smith on Wednesday…UConn head coach Jim Calhoun will visit Tobias Harris tonight (Thursday), per Torrel Harris. After that visit, Tobias is expected to cut his list down….Harrison Barnes is set to take an official to Oklahoma Oct. 3, according to a source. That would be a big weekend for the Sooners if Doron Lamb also comes….Here’s something you almost never see, a kid saying he had a bad experience on a visit.
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.