Steve Lavin

St. John's welcomes Chris Mullin home. (Credit: Otis Livingston/CBS2)

Mullin: Turning St. John’s Basketball Program Around An ‘Obligation’

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.

04/01/2015

Inductee Chris Mullin hugs Lou Carnesecca during the 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on August 12, 2011 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carnesecca On Mullin Hiring: ‘This Is A Great Day For St. John’s’

“People seem to be worried about his lack of coaching experience, but how many people have had the basketball education he has?”

03/31/2015

Chris Mullin (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Reports: Chris Mullin Accepts St. John’s Head Coaching Job

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.

03/30/2015

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.

03/27/2015

Steve Lavin (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Steve Lavin’s Future With St. John’s Up In Air After Early NCAA Exit

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.

03/25/2015

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.

03/20/2015

Sir'Dominic Pointer

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.

03/17/2015

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.

03/16/2015

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.

03/13/2015

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.

03/13/2015

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.

01/26/2015

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.

12/31/2014

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.

12/29/2014

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.

12/22/2014

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)

St. John’s Keeps Rolling Along, Shoots Up To No. 20 In Latest AP Top 25 Poll

St. John’s picked up where it left off following its big win at Syracuse on Dec. 6, beating Fairleigh Dickinson 74-52 on Wednesday and then taking out city rival Fordham, 74-53 on Sunday at the MSG Holiday Festival on Sunday.

12/15/2014

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