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 Pitinos are poised to dance into history this March
During his four previous years as a head coach, Richard Pitino has come close to joining his famous father in the NCAA Tournament a couple of times.
“For me, I’ve been really close,” Pitino, 34, told FanRagSports.com by phone on Thursday. “My first year at FIU we were really close, we went to the finals of the conference tournament. My second year [and first at Minnesota] we were probably once of the last teams to not make it. So we’ve been pretty close.”
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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.