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.
BOSTON — This is the time of year when the coaching carousel spins faster and faster until some men are thrown off their horses and others are fortunate enough to land on new ones.
With coaching changes expected at such high-profile programs as Arizona, Kentucky and Virginia, the rumor mill is running wild with names of potential candidates.
Not surprisingly, several Big East coaches are in the mix. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has been mentioned in association with both Arizona and Kentucky. Villanova coach Jay Wright’s name has been thrown out as a possibility at Kentucky. And several assistant coaches, including Pitt’s Tom Herrion and Louisville’s Richard Pitino, have been named as possibilities for the Boston University job.
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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.