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.
NEW YORK — During Sunday’s exhibition between Team USA and France at Madison Square Garden, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin and his wife, the actress Mary Ann Jarou, sat courtside near Thierry Henry, Tony Parker and Eva Longoria.
As he gazed up into a capacity crowd of 19,763 fans, Lavin couldn’t help but imagine what it might be like to coach the Johnnies before a similarly stoked crowd.
“That’s the picture we have to paint for the future of our program because one of the biggest selling points St. John’s has is Madison Square Garden, the mecca of college basketball, a fan base that has a passion for the game,” Lavin said.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.