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.
The paper previously reported that Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis told players he plans to name a new coach Monday morning.
Tinkle went 158-91 at his alma mater, guiding the Grizzlies to three of the last five NCAA Tournaments. Oregon State hasn’t been to the Big Dance since 1990.
Syracuse assistant Hopkins was the other finalist. Hopkins is a Southern California native who was in the mix for the USC job last year before it went to Andy Enfield. He was also in the mix for the Boston College position that recently went to Jim Christian.
He is the No. 2 man at Syracuse under head coach Jim Boeheim and was named Boeheim’s successor several years ago.
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.