The Red Storm made the Tournament but now Mullin seems to be on the way out.
Chris Mullin is basketball royalty.
From high school and the black top to St. John’s and the NBA hardwood, Mullin is a NY hoops legend and an NBA Hall of Famer.
After a long career at the pro level, Mullin returned to his Alma matter in Queens in 2015 to become the University’s new head men’s basketball coach. After three losing seasons, Mullin finally broke through this past season, leading the Red Storm to a record of 21-13 and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since Steve Lavin captained the program to the second round in the 2014-2015 season.
Yet after a great season, it appears that things have come to an end for Mullin at St. John’s as, per CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, rumblings are circulating that the hoops legend will be stepping down later this week.
Sources: Chris Mullin is expected to step down as head coach of St. John’s. Official announcement expected this week. #SJUBB
It’s rumored that Mullin has had a less than perfect relationship with the administration, which seems to be the reason why reports of him stepping down have surfaced.
Another Tri-State basketball legend has been rumored to be in the mix, as former St. Anthony’s and Duke star, Bobby Hurley Jr., who’s currently the head coach at Arizona State, has had his name pop up. Ironically, Hurley and Mullin just faced off at the start of the Tourney in the First Four, where the Sun Devils defeated the Red Storm, 74-65.
More to come later this week.