Chris Mullin has a message for the best basketball players in New York City: stay and ride the Red Storm to stardom.
Chris Mullin’s job just got a whole lot easier. St. John’s rookie head coach will have his big man on the court next season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
It was a perfect presser and stroll down the years at St. John’s. Rookie coach Chris Mullin looked great yesterday, but it won’t matter much if he doesn’t produce tomorrow.
“Obviously, it’s a surreal experience,” Mullin said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a role I have been preparing for all of my life.”
Matt Abdelmassih was considered Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg’s top recruiter, helping sign Royce White, DeAndre Kane and current starter Jameel McKay.
St. John’s hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 2000. Administrators apparently think Chris Mullin, a member of the school’s 1985 Final Four team, is the man to end that drought.
Some just don’t know when to quit. Some should know not to even start. Like Chris Mullin, who’s reportedly on the verge of becoming the Red Storm’s new head coach.
Boomer has his reservations about Mullin returning to coach a team he once starred for, citing all that goes into being a big-time college basketball coach.
Is St. John’s leaning toward a split with head coach Steve Lavin, or is he on the verge of a contract extension? That depends on where you get your news.
JJ O’Brien scored 18 points, Dwayne Polee II added 15 points on five 3-pointers against his former team and San Diego State defeated St. John’s 76-64 on Friday night.
Steve Lavin says that while center Chris Obekpa’s suspension is “less than ideal,” he still believes the Red Storm has what it takes to overcome the shot blocker’s absence in the NCAA Tournament.
The 2014 NCAA Tournament was one for the ages, filled with bracket-busting upsets, buzzer-beating finishes and star players rising up. This year’s bracket could be even better.
Rysheed Jordan scored 23 points and led four players in double digits as St. John’s beat Marquette 67-51 on Wednesday night.
A 3 by Greene and a dunk by Pointer sparked an 11-0 run which gave St. John’s (20-9, 9-7) a 16-6 lead with 14:38 left in the half.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 20 points, Sir’Dominic Pointer added 19 and St. John’s beat Xavier 58-57 on Monday for its second win over the Musketeers in 10 days.