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 — Even though they are both Russians involved in the high-profile world of the NBA, Timofey Mozgov and Mikhail Prokhorov have never met.
“I know he has money and he’s really smart,” Mozgov, who figures to start at center when the Knicks open the regular season Oct. 27 at Toronto, said of the Nets’ billionaire owner before scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds in the Knicks’ 117-111 win over the Nets at Madison Square Garden.
Smart, but not smart enough to sign Mozgov to a 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.