NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former St. John’s star Chris Mullin is “expected to accept” an offer to become the next head coach of the Red Storm, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.
St. John’s and Steve Lavin parted ways on Friday after a loss to San Diego State in the first full round of the NCAA Tournament ended an up-and-down 21-12 season. Lavin went 81-55 in five seasons at the school, but had a postseason record of 2-9 in the Big East Tournament, NCAA Tournament and NIT.
St. John’s hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 2000.
Administrators apparently think Mullin, a member of the school’s 1985 Final Four team, is the man to end that drought. The 51-year-old has no coaching experience but there’s no doubt about his basketball acumen. Mullin, a five-time NBA All-Star with two Olympic gold medals, was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2011.
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