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Steve Lavin (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

After Disappointing End To Season, St. John’s And Steve Lavin Agree To Part Ways

St. John’s split with basketball coach Steve Lavin on Friday after five seasons, announcing the decision a week following the Red Storm’s loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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St. John's head coach Steve Lavin speaks to Rysheed Jordan and Sir'Dominic Pointer at Madison Square Garden on November 26, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

St. John’s Certain It Can Survive And Advance Without Obekpa

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.


St. John’s forward Sir’Dominic Pointer (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

For St. John’s Seniors, Road To NCAA Tournament Has Been Long And Perilous

This season has been an emotional roller coaster for St. John’s, with the lows keeping the highs in check. Yet, somehow the Red Storm find themselves back in the tournament for the first time since 2010-11.


Phil Greene IV, Rysheed Jordan, Chris Obekpa and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm talk during the second half of a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on December 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

St. John’s Facing Tough Road In Tournament Without Suspended Obekpa

St. John’s has suspended junior center Chris Obekpa for two weeks for a violation of team rules. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Red Storm.


St. John's head coach Steve Lavin, second from right, huddles with his players during the second half of their Big East Tournament quarterfinal game against Providence on March 12, 2015, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

St. John’s Lavin Admits ‘I’m A Poor Conference Tournament Coach’

Speaking to reporters on Thursday following yet another early exit from the Big East Tournament, St. John’s head coach surprised many by admitting he’s not at his best when his team needs him to be.


Providence’s LaDontae Henton, left, battles Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's for a loose ball during the first half of their Big East Tournament quarterfinal game at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

St. John’s Crashes Out Of Big East Tourney In Embarrassing Fashion

LaDontae Henton had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead fourth-seeded Providence to a 74-57 victory over fifth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.


D'Angelo Harrison #11 of the St. John's Red Storm puts the ball up to the basket against Jajuan Johnson #5 of the Marquette Golden Eagles during the game at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

12 Great Players In St. John’s Basketball History

With St. John’s looking more and more like it will make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010-11, it’s time to look back on some of the great players who have called Jamaica, Queens, home over the last 70 years.


Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.


Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils directs his players in the first half of the game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 25, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Duke Imposes Its Will In Second Half, Beats St. John’s For Coach K’s 1,000th Victory

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.


Fans pull for head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils prior to their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 19, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Coach K’s First Shot At 1,000 Wins Will Come Against St. John’s At MSG

His first chance to become the first men’s coach in Division I history to reach four figures comes Sunday against St. John’s in Madison Square Garden.


Haralds Karlis #13 of Seton Hall celebrates with the cheerleaders after defeating Villanova 66-61 in overtime during an NCAA college basketball game on January 3, 2015 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Seton Hall Enters AP Top 25 Men’s Basketball Poll, St. John’s Falls To No. 24

The No. 19 Pirates (12-2, 2-0) are the highest of the new arrivals after upsetting then-unbeaten Villanova over the weekend.


St. John’s guard Phil Greene IV (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Sloppy St. John’s Takes A Beating From Seton Hall In Big East Opener

Sterling Gibbs knows there’s a long way to go, and that’s why the Seton Hall guard didn’t want to get too excited after his near-flawless performance against No. 15 St. John’s.


FILE -- St. John’s players Phil Greene IV, left, Rysheed Jordan, second from left, Chris Obekpa, second from right, and Sir'Dominic Pointer talk during the second half of their win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Pointer Powers St. John’s Up 2 More Spots To No. 15 In AP Top 25 Poll

The city’s professional basketball teams leave a lot to be desired, but on the college hardwood, St. John’s is once again making people believe.


Dwayne Polee of the San Diego State Aztecs is attended to by medical staff after collapsing during in the first half against the UC Riverside Highlanders at Viejas Arena on December 22, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)

Dwayne Polee, Former St. John’s Forward, Collapses On Court

Polee was alert and responsive at a hospital and was scheduled to begin a battery of tests on Tuesday, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said.


D'Angelo Harrison, left, and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm react to a play against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 6, 2014 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Come-From-Behind Win Propels St. John’s To No. 17 In Latest AP Top 25 Poll

The Red Storm got a scare last week, but it ended up benefiting them in a big way.