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.
Memphis assistant Chuck Martin will be named the new head coach at Marist, according to Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News.
Martin, a former point guard at Monmouth, was hired by John Calipari to join the Tigers in September 2006 after serving on Norm Roberts’ initial staff at St. John’s. Martin began his college coaching career at Manhattan College, where he was an assistant to current Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez.
The Marist job opened up when Matt Brady left to take over at James Madison. St. Benedict’s Prep head coach Dan Hurley turned down the Marist job over the weekend, as first reported by ZAGSBLOG.
With Martin’s departure, we wonder how this might impact the recruitment of both Devin Ebanks and Lamont “Momo” Jones, both of whom have strong relationships with Martin, a St. Raymond High School product. Ebanks is considering Memphis, West Virginia, Rutgers and Texas, while Jones, who de-committed from Louisville, is looking at Memphis, Pitt and Xavier among others.
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.