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St. John's Hires Not Rick Pitino As Its Head Coach Because They Apparently Hate Good Basketball

Well, uh, this isn’t Rick Pitino. That’s a fact. What’s also a fact is this coaching search was an absolute shitshow. Just an absolute shitshow. You had the biggest booster (and Dave’s friend) Mike Repole blast the school. You had guys from the MAAC, MVC and America East TURN DOWN the job. You ended up passing on guys with New York ties to hire … Mike Anderson.

Listen, Mike Anderson is a fine coach. His style can fit in New York with the uptempo and 40 minutes of hell type style. But, St. John’s is a different breed, man. They are begging to be good. They are begging for something different. They are begging for someone from New York.

And if you didn’t hire Rick Pitino, you could have at least interviewed his guy:

He did nail the over in the title game for Christ sake.

It’s going to be a long rebuild for Mike Anderson too. St. John’s is going to return roughly 1 person from last year’s team. He has to find a way to build relationships with the New York AAU guys. He needs to find a way to keep those in the northern Jersey/New York area home, especially the big names.