Rams to introduce Pecora Thursday

Updated: March 24, 2010, 7:32 PM ET
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.