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.
One of the more intriguing questions during the spring travel team season is not what school Lance Stephenson or John Wall will sign with, but what does Chris Rivers’ move back to adidas mean for the grassroots circuit?
Rivers (pictured at left above with O.J. Mayo) is currently the Director of Basketball at Reebok and directs the Reebok All-American Camp in Philly, formerly the ABCD Camp run by Sonny Vaccaro. Now sources say he is preparing for a return to adidas sometime next month. Rivers left adidas for Reebok in 2003.
Rivers’ exact role is not clear, but in an unrelated move Daren Kalish, head of adidas Grassroots Basketball, has recently resigned to pursue a profession outside of the shoe industry, which definitely raises questions about whether Rivers will return to his old post.
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.