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.
D’Alessandro recently lost authority within the organization to Vlade Divac, as Wojnarowski previously reported.
D’Alessandro, 46, is a native of Bohemia, N.Y., who attended St. John’s. He was a video coordinator under Hall of Famer Lou Carnesecca and remains close to both Carnesecca and new head coach Chris Mullin, who recently served as an advisor to the Kings.
Monasch’s resignation becomes effective June 30.
“I am most proud of the many achievements of our student-athletes over the last ten years,” said Monasch. “They have embodied what student-athletes should strive for in their respective sport, in the classroom and serving the community. I want to thank all of the coaches, administrators and staff for the support they gave to assist our student-athletes in achieving so much over the last decade.”
“We appreciate the many contributions that Chris has made to St. John’s University particularly to our athletics program,” said Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph. D., President, St. John’s University. “He has provided leadership to ensure the success of our student-athletes both on and off the field of play. He is a strong supporter of St. John’s ‘Win, Graduate, Serve’ philosophy, which has strengthened the foundation for the continued success of St. John’s 108-year athletic history.”
“We thank Chris for his dedicated service to St. John’s University and for creating an environment for our student-athletes that promoted academic and athletic excellence,” said Gempesaw. “He shared our collective vision to compete at the highest level in all facets of collegiate athletics with the University’s Vincentian mission at the core. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
“I look forward to the next chapter in my career and wish my good friends at St. John’s much success in the future,” said Monasch.
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.