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 — Before he introduced Bob Hurley at the Naismith Hall of Fame last April, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had a private message for his old friend.
“Of all the people going in today, you are the most deserving,” Coach K told Hurley on a day when Jerry Buss, Cynthia Cooper, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and the 1960 USA Men’s Olympic team and the 1992 “Dream Team” were also inducted. “All of these people are deserving, but you are the most.
“It’s not about being a high school coach, it’s about being a great coach. And that’s what you are.”
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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.