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Tuesday / February 7.
  • Rick Pitino on the Maryland job: ‘It will not be me’

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Amid reports that Maryland is targeting Rick Pitino as its next coach, the Naismith Hall of Famer shot down those rumblings on Thursday.

    As I Tweeted out Wednesday, Pitino is quite happy at Iona where he lives nearby on the Winged Foot Golf Club.

    Iona is working on a lifetime deal for him as we previously reported.

    Among other names in the mix at Maryland are Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard, USC’s Andy Enfield and George Mason coach Kim English.

    Both Pitino and Villanova’s Jay Wright have raved about Willard, as I wrote over on NJ.com.

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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.