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Wednesday / July 6.
  • Fordham expected to name new hoops coach this week

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    After former head coach Kyle Neptune succeeded Jay Wright at Villanova last week, Fordham is expected to name a new coach early this week, sources said.

    Interim head coach Keith Urgo remains heavily in the mix and has the support of a number of players, while Rutgers associate head coach Brandin Knight, Kentucky associate to the head coach Bruiser Flint, Providence assistant coach Ivan Thomas and Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones are all interviewing, sources said.

    A Washington, D.C. native, Urgo was the associate head coach under Neptune and previously spent 10 seasons on the staff at Penn State.

    Several other names initially linked to the job are not interviewing, sources said.

    The deadline for players to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal is May 1.

    Fordham has a three-man recruiting class in point guard Will Richardson, shooting guard Angel Montas and small forward Romad Dean.

    Fordham finished 16-16 and 8-10 in the Atlantic 10 during Neptune’s lone season at the school.

    This post was updated at 9:50 a.m. on April 25.

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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.