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Saturday / January 19.
  • Marits, NJIT Coaching Openings

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    Steve_masielloSome interesting names are being floated for the coaching openings at Marist and NJIT….

    **According to the Times Herald-Record and the Seton Hall Trove board, Villanova assistant Brett Gunning, Pittsburgh assistant Tom Herrion, Columbia head coach Joe Jones; Louisville assistant Steve Masiello (left); and Seton Hall Director of Basketball Operations Steve Sauers are interested in replacing Matt Brady at Marist. Brady moved on to take the James Madison job. St. John’s assistant Fred Quartlebaum was also mentioned. St. Benedict’s coach Danny Hurley was mentioned as well, but he told me that was news to him and he’s not a candidate.

    “I am in the process of talking to coaches already,” Marist AD Tim Murray told the newspaper. “As an A.D., you are always watching games and following certain programs. “¦ I am not going to say I have a leading candidate right now but there are some people who are intriguing to me and I have been watching for some time. I am going to pursue some of those people that I have watched.”

    **Speaking of Dan Hurley, he will be coaching the US All-Stars in the Capital Classic boys basketball game April 13 in WAshington, D.C. The roster for that team includes Virginia-bound G Sylven Landesberg of Queens Holy Cross; Minnesota-bound Ralph Sampson Jr.; and former Seton Hall target Sean Mosley, now committed to Maryland.

    **NJIT is also conducting a search…. Among those who interviewed are Paul Lee, a Northwestern assistant; Jean Prioleau, an Iowa State assistant and Teaneck High grad; Kevin Clark, a curent URI assistant and former assistant and interim HC at St. John’s after Mike Jarvis left; Tony Chiles, a Drexel assistant; Gary DeCesare (left), the DePaul associate head coach and  former head coach at St. Raymond’s in the Bronx; and Jim Engles, a Columbia assistant.

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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.