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.
Fred Hill is on his way out the door at Rutgers, and prized recruit Mike Rosario is not far behind.
As of late Thursday night, Rutgers was trying to work out a settlement package with Hill, who will leave the school under a cloud after unleashing a profanity-laced tirade at a Pittsburgh-Rutgers baseball game April 1 and then defying athletic director Tim Pernetti’s orders to stay away from future games. Hill attended the April 3 game between the two teams, reportedly watching from his car until Pernetti saw him.
The Star-Ledger and Gannett New Jersey both reported Thursday night that Hill turned down a $600,000 settlement offer that would allow him to “resign” and that negotiations could drag on for at least another day. Hill is owed $1.8 million on the remainder of his contract.
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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.