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.
Cal has elevated assistant Wyking Jones to head coach instead of opting to sign an established head coach to replace Cuonzo Martin.
After Martin left Cal to take the Missouri job, Nevada’s Eric Musselman was among those linked to the opening.
Jones is the 31st former Rick Pitino to become a head coach, including all four from the 2013 NCAA championship team.
Jones agreed to a five-year deal, according to ESPN.
Cal finished 21-13, 10-8 in the Pac-12. Sophomore big man Ivan Rabb has since declared for the NBA Draft.
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.