Steve Lavin, who had five up-and-down seasons at St. John’s, has parted ways with the Red Storm, the school just announced.
Lavin, who came to St. John’s in 2010 from ESPN and took the Red Storm to two NCAA tournaments – including this season – was supposedly close to staying at the school as recently as a few days ago. And now, he’s gone.
It’s been a bizarre week. Three days ago, Lavin and St. John’s “began talks” about a 3-year extension, the NY Post reported. Two days ago, Lavin and St. John’s were “finalizing an extension” to keep him at the school, ESPN reported.
It appears Lavin wanted a big-money extension; the school got cold feet.
Enter Bobby Hurley? He’s from New Jersey, his dad is a legendary high school basketball coach in New Jersey, and after what the former Duke point guard pulled off at Buffalo this year, it seems like an obvious fit.