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.
DETROIT — Jay Wright is about to lead Villanova into its first Final Four since the Cinderella Wildcats won it all under Rollie Massimino in 1985.But if things had unfolded differently a few years back, Wright could have ended up as the head coach at Big East rival Rutgers.
It was the spring of 2001 and Wright had earned back-to-back America East Coach of the Year honors at Hofstra University on Long Island. Rutgers was looking for a coach to replace the fired Kevin Bannon and athletic director Bob Mulcahy invited Wright to interview for the 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.