Posts Tagged ‘Mark Jackson’

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“I’d like to thank my psychiatrist”

June 21, 2010

Ron Artest has always been an Ill Will favorite since his days at St. John’s.  After a big game 7 from Ron Ron, he stepped into the booth to record his single, “Champion” which is sure to be a Billboard hit. 

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Build it, and the recruits will come

April 15, 2010

Steve Lavin has used his reputation to assemble a strong assistant staff

In the college basketball world, the head coaching profession is a year-round job.  There is no off-season, with no time for vacation, as recruiting prevents many from even sleeping at night.  In the brief time that Steve Lavin has been at the helm of St. John’s basketball, he has already flown to California to re-kindle his LA connects, as well as venturing overseas to take a look at the top European talent.  His most important task, however, has been attempting to assemble a strong assistant staff, which is key for any college basketball team.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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It’s time for Mark Jackson

March 26, 2010

The best candidate remaining

St. John’s is crossing names off like a grocery list, and in my opinion there should be only one item remaining for their head coach.  Mark Jackson has zero college coaching experience but for 18 years was a coach on the court in the NBA and the floor leader of the 1985 St. John’s final four team.  Mark Jackson is a legend in the Redmen community and would bring instant credibility to the locker room. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Clap for ’em…Clap for ’em…Clap for ’em

December 9, 2009

Patrick Ewing will be one of the players honored tonight

Tonight is the Big East/SEC Invitational at the World’s most famous arena, but it is also a time for celebration.  Madison Square Garden and the NCAA will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of college basketball, including a special event planned to honor the all-time top 10 moments tonight. 

Since hosting its first regularly scheduled game on December 29, 1934, generations of college basketball fans have packed “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” from the old Garden on 8th Avenue to its current location. Countless memories have been recorded on The Garden’s famed hardwood and beginning with this season’s Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, the “All-Time Top 10 Moments in College Basketball History at Madison Square Garden” officially began to count down. The moments are revealed in-arena on Gardenvision and nationally on ESPN. 

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St. John’s storms the Saints in Philly

November 27, 2009

This win is sure to make Mark Jackson proud

St. John’s came into Friday night’s game at 3-0, but many doubted how good the team really was.  Well, they looked pretty good tonight. 

The Red Storm outscored the Siena Saints 46-32 in the second half en route to a 77-68 victory at the Palestra.  The Saints led for the majority of the game until a 19-4 run by the Red Storm midway through the second half.  This was a big win for the Johnnies, as Siena is viewed as a Sweet 16 sleeper team and was ranked 27th in the country pre-season by ESPN. 

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St. John’s a shell of its former self

November 24, 2009

Ron Artest...those were the days

As St. John’s was barely beating a bottom of the barrel Ivy League team Friday night, Seton Hall was out working a tough Cornell squad on the road, and Syracuse was routing the 4th ranked Tar Heels at the Garden.  St. Johns, pegged to finish 11th in the Big East pre-season, has been disappointing to say the least so far, despite a 3-0 start.  This is a St. John’s program that has the 5th most wins in college basketball history (1673 wins), has the 7th best winning percentage (.680) in the NCAA, the 7th-most NCAA tournament appearances (27), two Wooden National Player of the Year Award Winners, 11 consensus All-Americans, 6 members of the College Basketball Hall of Fame, and has sent 59 players to the NBA.  Gone are the days of Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, Malik Sealy, Walter Berry, and Ron Artest.  Now, St. John’s is left scrapping it out with mid-majors, while other big time programs have their eyes on a national title. 

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