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.
I was impressed recently when I saw that Pete Thamel of The New York Times had scored a trip to Italy to do a first-person story on Brandon Jennings, who opted for Europe over college. Now I see that Pete has apparently gotten the Times to send him on a tour of Europe for interesting hoops stories. Well played, Pete.
His latest epic chronicles the decision by former NBA forward Josh Childress to opt for Greece over the Atlanta Hawks or any other NBA franchise.
“I get paid double, my role increases, I have no expenses and I move to a nice city?” Childress told Thamel. “How many guys wouldn’t do that, regardless if you’re a lawyer or a doctor? In a business sense, if I were to tell people that I passed on that deal, I would be stupid. That would be the next headline: Josh Childress Shouldn’t Have Gone to Stanford. He’s an Idiot.”
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.