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  • Mike Rice returns from suspension vowing change

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    By Matt Sugam

    PISCATAWAY – For over two decades, Mike Rice has asked his players to develop, change, and attack their weaknesses. For the past two weeks, he’s begun doing that himself.

    “Now I have this opportunity to do that,” Rice said after returning to practice for the first time since his three game suspension due to his language and behavior.

    The third-year head coach conducted a 40 minute shoot around with his team – where he didn’t use profane language and the only time he raised his voice was after the the team broke the huddle and he exclaimed “get extra shots” – before spending 18 minutes talking to the media.

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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 whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.