Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Updated: March 24, 7:32 PM ET
Rams to introduce Pecora Thursday
ESPN.com news services
Hofstra coach Tom Pecora has agreed to become the new basketball coach at Fordham. He will be introduced at a news conference Thursday.
Pecora was on Fordham's campus in the Bronx, N.Y. on Wednesday, a source told ESPN.
Pecora coached Hofstra the last nine seasons, compiling a 155-126 record that included four 20-win seasons and three NIT appearances. He's a former assistant to Jay Wright.
Hofstra finished 19-15 after a first-round loss in the CBI. However, the Pride won nine of their final 10 regular-season games to give itself a boost into the postseason.
Fordham finished 2-26 last season, 0-16 in the Atlantic 10. Former coach Dereck Whittenburg was fired five games into the season, his seventh at Fordham. Interim coach Jared Grasso finished the season.
Since 1991-92 Fordham has had one season with a record over .500. It joined the Atlantic 10 in 1995, and since then Fordham has an overall record of 134-292.
Information from ESPN's William Weinbaum and The Associated Press was used in this report.