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.
Virginia fired Dave Leitao on Monday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Leitao, the 2007 ACC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year, made just one appearance in the NCAA Tournament in four seasons on campus.
Virginia finished 10-18 overall, 4-12 in the ACC this year, good for 11th place.
One candidate for the job could be Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, who started his coaching career at Virginia Commonwealth. Capel’s Sooners are a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Xavier’s Sean Miller is reportedly another possibility, according to Jeff Goodman of Fox.
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.