The Red Storm made a late run to beat Detroit 77-74 on Tuesday.
Miami is a major dark horse to compete for an ACC title, and the main reason why is the Hurricanes will finally have a healthy Reggie Johnson.
Promoting Keady would allow Lavin to work hands on with his mentor and also give the former Boilermakers’ coach a chance to get on the floor with the Red Storm’s players.
St. John’s is going to be incredibly young and inexperienced at the beginning of the season, but you won’t want to play this team in February.
D’Angelo Harrison came to St. John’s with the reputation of being a dynamic scorer. Before his college career is over, he could also be viewed as a lethal facilitator.
The most highly sought after assistant coaching position in recent memory is close to being filled.
Sources have confirmed that the budget at St. John’s is done for the next fiscal year and Lavin will have all of the monetary resources he needs to replace Dunlap on his staff with someone of the highest caliber.
“The Johnnies basketball family is ecstatic for Coach Dunlap’s opportunity. Mike’s selection as the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach is a well-deserved honor,” Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin said in a statement.
A cerebral defender with uncanny timing, the 6-foot-9 big man will do a tremendous job protecting the rim for the Red Storm, who are now positioned to be a legitimate factor in the Big East next season.
Patrick Ewing is one of several candidates that the Charlotte Bobcats will interview for their head coaching vacancy, and the Hall of Fame center will meet with team officials next week, said people familiar with the situation.
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin and Villanova’s Jay Wright will serve as guest studio analysts for NCAA tournament coverage this week.
DePaul learned the hard way Wednesday night just how dangerous St. John’s freshman guard D’Angelo Harrison becomes when he gets hot behind the 3-point line.
Steve Lavin isn’t going anywhere. The St. John’s coach may not be on the sideline when the Red Storm are playing but he is in charge of the program.
Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Tuesday that Branch has enrolled at St. John’s and that after sitting one season per NCAA transfer rules will have 3½ seasons of eligibility.
St. John’s has floundered without Steve Lavin’s leadership on the bench — and it appears the coach isn’t close to returning.