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.
CBS sports executive Tim Pernetti is the favorite to be named the successor to former Rutgers AD Bob Mulcahy, according to a report in the Home News Tribune.
Pernetti is one of three finalists for the position, along with North Carolina-Wilmington athletics director Kelly Mehrtens and University of Akron athletics director Mack Rhoades.
Pernetti played football at Rutgers in the early 1990s, has been the color commentator for the Rutgers Football Radio Network for the past eight years and is close with Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano.
School officials interviewed more than a dozen candidates and have invited the finalists on campus Tuesday for 30-minute formal interviews with Schiano, men’s basketball coach Fred Hill and women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer, according to the Home News.
A 14-person search committee will meet Wednesday to discuss the candidates.
Philip Furmanski, head of the search committee, could nominate an AD before the board of governors meeting Thursday. Furmanski did not immediately return a phonecall Monday seeking comment.
***Speaking of Rutgers, yet another of Stringer’s recruits was named to the McDonald’s All-American Game. Erica Wheeler, a guard out of Miami (Fla.) Parkway Academy, will play in the game April 1 in her hometown. Last year, Rutgers’ women’s recruiting class had five Mickey D’s All-American’s in it.
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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.