Today, we got one step closer to St. John’s giving up and hiring Rick Pitino.
This morning, Iona’s Tim Cluess became the latest coach to turn down the Red Storm, joining Bobby Hurley (Arizona State), Porter Moser (Loyola-Chicago), and Ryan Odom (UMBC). The news is particularly cruel considering Cluess is a St. John’s alum and both of his brothers, who died young, played there as well. Last week, Chris Mullin stepped down after four seasons.
Where does St. John’s go from here? According to Matt Norlander, they’re interviewing Yale’s James Jones today and former Arkansas coach Mike Anderson and Oklahoma State’s Mike Boynton are also in the mix.
How long before the St. John’s AD is on the phone begging the Southern District of New York to apologize to Rick Pitino so he’ll return to New York?