St. John’s Red Storm
They are going to have to wear name tags at St. John’s for a little while.
The positive vibes that had dominated Chris Mullin’s first few months as St. John’s new head basketball coach turned a bit sour on Friday.
Picking up where former head coach Steve Lavin left off, Chris Mullin has completed the stunning recruitment of one of the nation’s best high school guards.
“I know I’m going to work but I’m also back at school,” he said. “It will take a while to find that groove, that rhythm. It’s different now with my family not here but all those things will fall into place in time.”
Chris Mullin, the coach at St. John’s for less than a month, signed three transfers Thursday, two of whom will be eligible right away.
Sir’Dominic Pointer of St. John’s won the Haggerty Award on Wednesday, presented to the All-Met Division I player of the year by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
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The school’s all-time leading scorer was introduced as its new coach Wednesday in front of an adoring audience of several hundred fans at Carnesecca Arena.
“People seem to be worried about his lack of coaching experience, but how many people have had the basketball education he has?”
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.
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.
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.
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.