(For those wondering, that quote below the picture is real - he opened Media Day with it)
Today is the day! Basketball season is officially open as the Big East coaches, players, and media hold 2011 Big East Media Day from the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.
We'll be updating this thread through the day with the information you need - and feel free to talk Big East hoops in the comments!
Updates after The Jump.
- Jay Wright was called the "Shadow AD" at Villanova. Wright didn't disagree.
- Jay Wright hated the 'Nova offense last season.
- Every time Temple was brought up - "We want in the Big East for football."
- When asked about 'Nova blocking Temple - "After we get Villanova football in, we don't have any objections to any schools." - Jay Wright
- When asked about 'Nova blocking Temple - "I feel bad that the media is being given information that is wrong. It is schools in the BE posturing..."
- Wright says recruits have not asked about realignment because the "Big East brand is so strong in basketball."
- Jay Wright on the possible addition of Boise State - "It helps us in football, a lot ... A LOT."
- How Maalik Wayns will handle being the leader of the team
- What does Wright expect from Dominic Cheek?
- Is this Mouphtaou Yarou's breakout year?
- Thoughts on the team's tailspin at the end of last season?
Big East Coaches Poll
10. Georgetown Hoyas
Big East Player of the Year
Big East Rookie of the Year
All-Big East 1st Team
All-Big East 2nd Team
All-Big East Honorable Mention