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Thursday / April 18.
  • Rick Pitino Vows To Revive St. John’s Glory Days: ‘It’s Going To Happen In A Big Way’

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    It was a bright and sunny first day of spring in the mid-50s on Tuesday in Manhattan when Rick Pitino was introduced as the newest coach of the St. John’s men’s basketball team.

    St. John’s fans hope the weather marked an auspicious start of a new era for a program that hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 2000.

    Pitino, 70, was resplendent in a dark suit and maroon patterned tie during his introductory press conference at Madison Square Garden, where he coached Patrick Ewing and the Knicks back in the late 1980s.

    “It’s not about when, or if, it’s going to happen for St. John’s and it’s going to happen in a big way,” Pitino, clearly enjoying the splendor of the moment, said, emphasizing that he would build “a culture of work.”

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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.

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