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.
St. John’s coach Rick Pitino to throw out first pitch in Subway Series
By ADAM ZAGORIA
St. John’s coach Rick Pitino will throw out the first pitch in the Subway Series game between the Yankees and Mets at Citi Field on June 13.
“I’m going to throw a slider, I think,” Pitino said with a laugh Wednesday by phone after warming up his arm in the gym. “I’m going to throw my arm out, is what I think I’m going to do.”
The Yankees and Mets will play a two-game series June 13-14 at Citi Field.
UConn coach Dan Hurley, who led the Huskies to the NCAA championship in April, attended a Mets game earlier this season as guard Andre Jackson Jr. threw out the first pitch.
Yet another Big East coach, Shaheen Holloway, threw out the first pitch at a Phillies-Mets game on May 1, 2022.
Pitino, a Naismith Hall of Famer who has led three programs to the Final Four, will begin his first season at St. John’s next year. Summer practices begin June 22.
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.