Former coach of Arkansas Mike Anderson was hired as the next head coach of St. John's, reported at the school.
"My family and I are very pleased to join the St. John's University community," Anderson said. statement. "This basketball program is rooted in such a great tradition, and it has a story built by legendary coaches, so it's a humiliating experience. I look forward to mentoring young men who will proudly represent St.
Anderson will be presented at a press conference on 1 pm ET
He takes a job that was difficult after Chris Mullin resigned earlier this month. The first choice of school is to replace Mullin, a state coach Arizona Bob Hurley, decided to stay in Tempe, and signed a contract for continuation, then St. John persecuted Porter Moser of Loyola-Chicago, but Moser refused from the Red Broom after visiting Quince Town and interviewing. Tim Close (Iona) took off her Considering Morning Thursday
Anderson was dismissed by Arkansas last month after eight seasons as coach of Razorbacks. During his stay at Feyetville, Anderson three times led Arkansas to the NCAA tournament. Before moving to Arkansas, Anderson spent the last seasons in Missouri, bringing the Tigers to three NCAA tournaments – including Elite Eight Run 2009. Anderson also was the head coach of UAB for four seasons, winning at least 20 games each year.
Birmingham, Alabama, his native began his coaching career as an assistant under the direction of Nolan Richardson, first in Tulsa, his alma mater, for three seasons, and then in Arkansas for 17 seasons in a variety of
Mullin , the largest player in the history of the program, led the Red Storm four seasons. He led St. John's to a speech at the NCAA tournament this season, his first since he became head coach, but the Reds storm lost in the first four to Arizona. Mike Cragg, which leads to speculation in his post. Mullin announced his resignation the day after the match at the national championship.