Breaking: St. John’s fires Steve Lavin after a five-year run, eyes Chris Mullin

Steve Lavin is out as head coach of the St. John's Red Storm after 5 seasons.

Steve Lavin is out as head coach of the St. John’s Red Storm after 5 seasons.

By Charles Glover, Jr.

Five seasons after hiring Steve Lavin to turn the team around, St. John’s University fired the head coach and immediately began to seek his replacement from its storied alumni body.

“Coach Lavin returned high expectations to our men’s basketball program and represented St. John’s in a positive way,” St. John’s athletic director Chris Monasch said in a statement Friday. “We appreciate his commitment to the program and to our student-athletes over the past five years.”

Chris Mullin is at the top of St. John's wish list as a replacement for Steve Lavin as head coach.

Chris Mullin is at the top of St. John’s wish list as a replacement for Steve Lavin as head coach.

St. John’s will look to quickly replace Lavin and Chris Mullin is one person that is highly sought after by the university. Mullin, who attended St. John’s between 1981 – 1985 is currently an advisor for the Sacramento Kings. Stay tuned for more information on the future of St. John’s basketball program.–OnPointPress.net–

Charles Glover, Jr. is a sports aficionado and a training/benefits consultant. Follow me @GloverIsGood on Twitter.com. For business inquiries contact 646-309-1938.

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