Skip to content

Steve Lavin

  1. Sophomore center Chris Obekpa will remain at St. John’s

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    St. John’s received some big news this week as sophomore center Chris Obekpa decided to stay in New York.

  2. Adonis Delarosa a much-needed front court addition for St. John’s

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s landed a much-needed front court commitment Wednesday.

  3. St. John’s sophomore JaKarr Sampson to enter NBA Draft

    Mar 24, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

    Jakarr Sampson, Derrick Wilson

    St. John’s sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

  4. Late Night Snacks: Wichita State makes history, Iowa’s defensive setback

    Feb 26, 2014, 2:18 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Game of the day: Wichita State 69, Bradley 49 The No. 2 ranked Shockers had little trouble notching their 30th regular season victory, dispatching Bradley summarily and with ease as Ron Baker led all scorers with 15 points and the team converted 48 percent from long-range. Gregg Marshall’s squad is now the first in men’s…

  5. Xavier frustrates St. John’s in crucial resume game

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

    Chris Mack

    There hasn’t been a hotter team in Big East play since late January than St. John’s. Steve Lavin’s squad was both clicking on defense (forcing countless steals) and on offense (consistently converting from two-point range), and the team looked like an shoo-in for an NCAA tournament bid. However, it appears the Red Storm has reverted…

  6. Kansas’ facilities just got a bit more deluxe

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    It is not like Kansas is lacking in recruiting advantages. The team just won their tenth consecutive Big 12 regular season title, and Allen Fieldhouse is regularly cited as one of the best fan experiences in Division I — countless recruits visiting The Phog have been swayed to become a Jayhawk based on the overall…

  7. St. John’s quest for another quality win falls short at No. 9 Villanova

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

    sampson

    Having won nine of their last ten games entering Saturday’s contest at No. 9 Villanova, St. John’s has been one of the hotter bubble teams in the country. A win over the Wildcats would further cement St. John’s status as a team charging towards an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. And given their 0-5…

  8. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  9. St. John’s continues late charge towards NCAA tournament berth

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

    johnnies

    At 0-5 in the Big East the St. John’s Red Storm looked like a team unsure of its individual roles and how they fit within the team concept, and despite their individual talent Steve Lavin’s team didn’t look like a group capable of turning things around. But a switch was flipped, and the Red Storm…

  10. Villanova outlasts St. John’s for a Big East road win

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

    Villanova v St John's

    It wasn’t pretty, but Villanova held off St. John’s on Saturday for a 74-67 Big East win in Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats only shot 35 percent from the field in the win, but held St. John’s to 34 percent from the field and 2-for-12 from the three-point line as Villanova outlasted the Red Storm…

  11. Assigned Reading: St. John’s pulls together through adversity

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin have dealt with a lot of trying times in the last couple of seasons, including Lavin’s own battle with prostate cancer, the loss of Lavin’s father, Albert, as well as a number of tragic incidents that involved family members and friends of players on St. John’s. In this…

  12. Steve Lavin joins Dan Patrick, talks about most difficult coach to recruit against (VIDEO)

    Dec 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 11.50.33 AM

    Current St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin, and former employee of Candlestick Park, joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the end of an era. Plus, Lavin discusses which current college basketball coach would give him the most trouble if they were both recruiting the same player. The answer might surprise you.

  13. Rysheed Jordan’s second half among positives to be taken from Sunday’s defeat

    Dec 15, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    While Sunday’s matchup with No. 2 Syracuse was billed as a big game for St. John’s, the Red Storm didn’t show up at Madison Square Garden ready to play in a game of that magnitude. Poor shot selection and play that at times seemed somnambulant resulted in a double-digit deficit, with a Rysheed Jordan basket…

  14. St. John’s “problem solves” in comeback win over Bucknell

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    QUEENS, NY — As St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin put it in his opening statement during the postgame press conference: “It was a tale of two halves tonight. Bucknell won the first, St. John’s won the second.” From the Red Storm’s perspective, the first half showed a one-dimensional offense that relied on transition and…

  15. POSTERIZED: Rysheed Jordan jumps over God’sgift Achiuwa at St. John’s Red Storm Tip-Off (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Rysheed Jordan, Mitch Holmberg

    St. John’s 2013 Red Storm Tip-Off took place inside Carnesecca Arena on Friday night, with the dunk contest following the team’s full-court scrimmage. Sophomore forward Christian Jones defeated reigning team champion JaKarr Sampson to take home the dunk contest title. However, Jones didn’t even have the dunk of the night. Freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, the Big East’s…

  16. New St. John’s uniforms have retro look, includes New York skyline (PHOTOS)

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    @SJUCoachLavin

    St. John’s is no longer under the Nike brand. This year the Johnnies will sport new Under Armour jerseys. On Tuesday, head coach Steve Lavin gave his more than 10,000 Twitter followers a look at all four of St. John’s jerseys for this season. The Red Storm will wear two sets of home and away…

  17. Steve Lavin will not coach St. John’s vs. Syracuse after death of father

    Feb 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin will not be with his team when the Red Storm take on Syracuse after the passing of his father, Cap, the school announced Sunday afternoon. Cap Lavin is a member of the University of San Francisco Hall of Fame and played guard for the Dons in the early 1950s.…

  18. Steve Lavin makes return to St. John’s sideline for good after prostate cancer surgery

    Oct 16, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    JAMAICA, N.Y.–As St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin jogged out of the tunnel during his introduction at the Red Storm’s Midnight Madness festivities Friday night, McFadden & Whitehead’s hit song “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” boomed in the background, fittingly marking Lavin’s first big, public moment with the team in nearly a year. Lavin underwent…

  19. St. John’s officially announces hiring of former UCLA/NBA guard Darrick Martin as assistant

    Sep 14, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    St. John’s has officially hired former UCLA guard Darrick Martin to replace Mike Dunlap on its coaching staff, the school announced Friday. “I have known Darrick personally for more than 20 years, and our staff is pleased he has chosen to become a member of the Johnnies basketball family,” head coach Steve Lavin said in…

  20. St. John’s ‘enthused by conversations’ with former NBA guard Darrick Martin about assistant job

    Sep 4, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    In the program’s search for a candidate to replace former assistant Mike Dunlap, St. John’s is “enthused by conversations” with former NBA guard Darrick Martin, a source told NBCSports.com. Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News reported Monday that the Martin-to-St. John’s deal was done, with other outlets following the lead, but official word is still…

  21. Head coach Steve Lavin gives commencement speech at St. John’s

    May 12, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

    SteveLavincommencement

    After being part of the broadcast team covering the NCAA tournament, the next public appearance for St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin is more academic, as he will be speaking at graduation ceremonies on both of St. John’s campuses this weekend. Lavin missed most of the 2011-12 season after undergoing prostate cancer surgery, but is…

  22. Report: Marco Bourgault and Orlando Sanchez commit to St. John’s

    Apr 22, 2012, 2:39 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2012-04-22 at 2.32.42 PM

    Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv is reporting that Marco Bourgault and Orlando Sanchez of Monroe College (NY) have committed to St. John’s. Bourgault, a 6-6 sophomore originally from St. Malo, France, red-shirted his freshman year at Monroe, but previously averaged 18 points per game in high school at Notre Dame Prep (Md.). Lavin has been recruiting…

  23. Lavin, St. John's take first step toward relevance

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    For NYC hoops to be relevant again, the area talent has to stick around. Steve Lavin and St. John’s took a big step in that direction Monday. Craig Ruttle/AP Queens native Maurice Harkless, a 6-6 wing rated as a four-star prospect, chose the Johnnies over schools like Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Memphis and N.C. State, giving…

  24. Lavin's master plan? Using MSG's locker rooms

    Aug 17, 2010, 8:12 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin’s busy rebuilding St. John’s basketball program by boosting its brand and bringing in some notable recruits. One more piece of the puzzle? Having the Red Storm use the locker room at Madison Square Garden. Lavin told the New York Post he’s trying to leverage every bit of the famed arena’s appeal. Instead of…

  25. Can Lavin maintain his personable approach?

    May 26, 2010, 2:36 AM EDT

    Steve Lavin is hands-on with his new job at St. John’s. When his new business cards arrived last month, his personal cell phone number wasn’t included on the card. So he, along with a student manager, hand wrote the number on 300 cards. He’s also taking the friendly route. He’ll engage in conversation with people…

Featured video

Derrick Gordon says 'Why not me?'