Red Storm meets the Dons at 8 p.m. at Carnesecca Arena (FOX Sports 1, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, FOX Sports GO).
Veteran mentor brings 31 years of experience to the St. John's sidelines.
St. John's meets Louisville on Thursday at the KFC YUM! Center (ESPN, Bloomberg Radio 1130-AM, Watch ESPN).
Sampson scores game-high 21 points to lead three Red Storm players in double-figures.
Red Storm Report: Episode 5 (2015)
Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: St. John's 84, Creighton 66
Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: No. 22 Butler 85, St. John's 62
Postgame Highlights & Press Conference: St. John's 75, Providence 66
Red Storm Report: Episode 4 (2015)
St. John's Men's Basketball- Fire House and National September 11 Memorial
Promoted within Lavin's staff in the Summer of 2012, Hines has been a pivotal member of a staff that has brought
Hines is a 2002 UCLA grad who completed his fourth season as a player/athletic development assistant and assistant coach for the NBA's Golden State Warriors during the 2009-10 season. He was first hired by
"Rico is a talented, natural-born teacher and coach with a relentless work ethic. He is one of the true rising stars in the coaching profession," said Lavin. "His talents in on-court player skill development and his reach as a north-to-south, coast-to-coast recruiter are among the definite benefits he brings to our staff at
In his role with
Added Curry, who set the NBA record for most 3-pointers made by a rookie in 2009-10 with 133 and who was the runner-up for the league's 2010 Rookie of the Year award, "
Under Hines' tutelage, Monta Ellis was named Most Improved Player in the NBA (2006-07) after elevating his scoring average from 6.8 points per game to 16.5, and Anthony Morrow became the first rookie ever to lead the NBA in three-point field goal shooting, hitting at a .467 clip (2008-09).
In addition to his work with Golden State's players, Hines worked closely with numerous NBA and collegiate players during the offseason in recent years - including Trevor Ariza, Hakim Warrick, Marcus Williams, J.R. Smith, Ryan Hollins, Brandon Bass, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, Darren Collison, Marcus Morris, Markeiff Morris, Antoine Wright, Jeff Pendergraph and Morrow - coaching and training individuals in preparation for the rigors of an NBA season.
Said Ariza of Hines, "He is phenomenal. He is going to get the best out of you every time you step on the court. Whatever he sees in the young kids, he is going to go out there and make sure they reach their full potential. That's just the type of person he is. When he played, he worked hard, and as a coach, he works even harder."
Hines received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 2002, with a minor in African-American studies. While at UCLA, Hines was a five-year member of the basketball program (redshirt season was 2000-01), serving as team captain for his final three seasons, which included five Bruin NCAA appearances and four trips to the Sweet 16.
A native of
Hines, who married actress Tichina Arnold-Hines in August of 2012, resides in Long Island City and Los Angeles.
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- Men's Basketball: Postgame Press Conference: St. John's 79, Nebraska 56
- Men's Basketball: Highlights: St. John's 80, CCSU 55
- Men's Basketball: Press Conference: St. John's 80, CCSU 55
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