Posts Tagged ‘Steve Lavin’

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Freshmen Filled Future: A Look Ahead

March 24, 2011

Steve Lavin is "pumped" for his 2011-2012 recruiting class

 

An overall successful season for the St. John’s Redmen Red Storm left a bad taste in the mouth of the fan base as the team fell victim to the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first round of The NCAA Tournament.   It was the first time since 2002 that St. John’s had earned the right to compete for a national championship, a notion that seemed like a fantasy about three months ago.  Nevertheless, the quality wins kept mounting, and the nation’s top teams kept falling, and The Johnnies captured the hearts of many en route to an NCAA Tournament bid.  Despite many frustrating moments, fans like myself will never forget the 10 graduating seniors, as they returned St. John’s to the forefront of college basketball. 

But as the saying goes, all “good” things must come to an end.  It’s now time to turn the page and welcome the number two ranked recruiting class in the country, as Steve Lavin has branched out to all coasts to secure the top talent available. 

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Extreme Home Makeover

May 25, 2010

 

Will changes to The Garden entice free aents?

Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena, will be receiving some much-needed renovations in the upcoming months.  The home of the New York Knicks, Rangers, and St. John’s basketball will go through many phases of improving what is already the mecca of sports across the country.  Amongst the highlighted features will be two “Sky Bridges” that will hang five stories above the playing surface. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Cali Connections

May 6, 2010

 

Dwayne Polee will wear the Red and White this year

Steve Lavin secured his first recruit for St. John’s on Thursday, as 6 foot 7 wing-man Dwayne Polee will join the Red Storm for the 2010-2011 season.  Polee comes out of Westchester High in LA and has been described as “the best dunker in high school basketball.”  In addition to his high-light reels, Polee also averaged 21 points and 8 rebounds in leading Westchester to the state Championship.  He was named the City Player of the year by the Los Angeles Times.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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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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I’m Lavin it!

March 30, 2010

The new face of St. John's basketball?

St. John’s fans wanted a new “homerun” coach in a New York minute. Fans also wanted St. John’s to be relevant again.  It looks like the Redmen faithful might get their wish.      

Former UCLA coach and  former ESPN analyst Steve Lavin is close to agreeing to become the next coach of the St. John’s Red Storm.  The 45 year-old emerged as the leading candidate after Paul Hewitt would not relocate and it was reported Al Skinner would not alter his assistant coaches.  Read the rest of this entry ?