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.
Teams Jockeying for Big East Tourney Seeds; Thabeet Demoted to the D-League
There has been some vigorous debate about whether getting a double-bye in the Big East tournament is a good thing.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino doesn’t have any doubt.
“Certainly getting the double-bye after competing 18 games in the Big East is a major advantage. To get ready for the tournament, you need some rest….We would love to get the double-bye just to get a little rest going into the tournament,” Pitino, whose Cardinals captured Big East regular-season and tournament titles last year, said on Thursday’s Big East conference call.
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**Also, read about how former UConn star Hasheem Thabeet has been sent to the D-League.
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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.