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.
Texas assistant Rodney Terry is the new head coach at Fresno State, according to a report from the Fresno Bee.
Terry has been an assistant under Rick Barnes for nine years. In the last eight, Texas went 204-72 with eight NCAA Tournament appearances and one Final Four appearance. The Longhorns finished 28-8 this year after losing to Arizona in the West Regional.
Terry has been instrumental in recruiting players out of Canada and helped sign Grassroots Canada players Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph and Myck Kabongo, so Fresno may be in for some Canadians in the future.
When few other coaches were recruiting in Canada, Barnes and Terry scouted the Grassroots Canada team during games in the U.S. and also trekked north of the border.
“They tried to get involved with a bunch of kids over the years, Theo Davis and recruited some of the guys in Canada before they had heard about those guys [Thompson and Joseph] when they were young,” Grassroots Canada coach Ro Russell told ZAGSBLOG in November.
“They decided to recruit them right away and develop a relationship with the family.”
Jeff Boals, the Ohio State assistant who was the other leading candidate at Fresno, Tweeted that he was “Looking forward to individuals with the guys [at Ohio State]. Lot of work to be done the rest of the quarter!”
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.