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.
A moment of silence for Paul Newman, one of the greatest actors ever, who died Friday at 83. It seems appropriate to honor Newman on a sports blog considering he starred in a number of the best sports-related films of all time, including “The Hustler,” “Slap Shot,” and “The Sting.”
Among my favorites were the aforementioned, “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid,” “The Verdict” and, of course, “Cool Hand Luke.”
Rest in peace, Paul. Few men were as cool or as devoted to good causes as you.
Here’s his obit from The New York Times.
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.