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.
NEW YORK — It should come as no surprise that a basketball lifer like Bob Hurley attended Team USA practice one day earlier this week, soaking up everything he could about Jim Boeheim’s vaunted 2-3 zone and Mike Krzyzewski’s leadership tactics.
Even at 63, Hurley still loves and respects the game so much that he takes every opportunity he can to add something to his bag of tricks.
“If you love basketball and you had a chance to do something like this today, you would do it,” Hurley, the legendary coach from St. Anthony of Jersey City, said Tuesday after practice at John Jay College in Manhattan.
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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.