NBA Hall of Famer and former St. John’s guard Chris Mullen will be the next head coach for the Red Storm, according to CBS Sports.
Mullen was offered the job Sunday afternoon and is expected accept the position. He would be the successor to Steve Lavin, who was fired after five years with the school on Friday. A press conference is expected on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Mullen has no heading coaching experience, but he was an All-American at St. John’s and led the Red Storm to the Final Four in 1985. He was the seventh overall pick in the NBA Draft to the Golden State Warriors and was on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team.
St. John’s reached the NCAA Tournament this season but lost in its first game. The Red Storm graduates four seniors and loses most of its production from this season. Rasheed Jordan and Chris Obekpa, who both had off the court issues this year, are not expected to return either.
Regardless, Mullen, a Brooklyn native, returns close to home hoping to lead St. John’s back to the success the program had when he was in the backcourt. Stay tuned to Today’s U for further updates on the offseason coaching carousel.