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.
St. John's Falls Short Against No. 9 Duke; Red Storm AD Endorses Roberts
NEW YORK — St. John’s extended its losing streak Thursday night by falling to No. 9 Duke at Madison Square Garden, but the school’s athletic director said he still expects Norm Roberts to remain the team’s head coach for the “long term.”
Duke’s 76-69 victory over the Johnnies on ESPN means that St. John’s (12-14, 3-11 Big East) has now lost five straight, six of seven and 10 of 12.
“You look at all your coaches at the end of every year, and I don’t mean that to sound cryptic and non-supportive,” Chris Monasch said before the game. “We expect Norm to be our coach for the long term.”
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Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez and his wife Tracy were in the house at the Garden tonight to do an interview for an MSG program shown live at 6:30.
Seton Hall (14-11, 5-8 Big East), which lost at Marquette on Tuesday night, will visit St. John’s Sunday in a critical Big East rivalry game for both clubs.
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.