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.
USF Hires Antigua, Strickland, Opening Up Spot at Seton Hall
New South Florida coach Orlando Antigua officially added his brother Oliver Antigua and Rod Strickland to his staff on Monday, thereby opening up a spot on Kevin Willard’s staff at Seton Hall.
SNY.tv reported April 4 that this was in the works.
Seton Hall can now move Lincoln High School coach Dwyane “Tiny” Morton into the open spot on the coaching staff, assuming Willard opts to do so. Morton coached both Isaiah Whitehead and Desi Rodriguez at Lincoln.
“Oliver is a terrific recruiter and coaches with great energy and passion which will benefit us here at USF,” Orlando Antigua said. “He helped assemble a recruiting class at Seton Hall that was ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in the Big East Conference.”
That class also includes power forward Angel Delgado, who has signed a Letter of Intent with Seton Hall.
Strickland, the former first-round pick of the Knicks, had been a special assistant to John Calipari at Kentucky, and will now be an assistant coach.
“I worked very closely with Rod for the past six years and he is ready for this next step up in his coaching career,” Antigua said. “We had a chance to work together for a hall of fame coach at Kentucky in John Calipari. Rod has tremendous knowledge for the game and will be a great asset for the program.”
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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.
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