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.
NEWARK, N.J. — After receiving a three-year contract extension last September, Bobby Gonzalez boldly proclaimed that his team was shooting for the NCAA tournament this season.
“I wanted to be in the postseason my third year, so to me, there’s self-induced pressure on myself to get the team to the postseason because we haven’t been there yet,” Gonzalez said then. “The NIT is a lot harder to get into than it used to be, but I’m not going to be satisfied with the NIT — that’s not what I want for this team. I want this team to go to the NCAA.”
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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.