Feb. 25, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. - St. John’s men’s basketball legends Chris Mullin, Lou Carnesecca and current head coach Steve Lavin will appear on a taped segment of ESPN SportsCenter. The broadcast will air on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 10:15 a.m. as part of ESPN College GameDay.
Mullin, St. John’s all-time leading scorer who led the Redmen’s 1985 Final Four team, conducted a series of interviews with St. John’s players and coaches for ESPN on Thursday, Feb. 24, on the St. John’s campus. Mullin currently works for ESPN as a basketball analyst for NCAA and NBA coverage. A former NBA star and general manager of the Golden State Warriors, Mullin was recently selected as a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
While Mullin conducted individual interviews with seniors Dwight Hardy, D.J. Kennedy, Malik Boothe and coach Lavin, ESPN will first air the joint interview that Mullin directed with Lavin and Carnesecca sitting side-by-side.
Covering a range of topics from each coach’s motivational techniques to the expectations for St. John’s basketball and the similarities in the atmospheres on campus and in New York City in the late 1980’s and presently, the interview offers a rare opportunity to see the great past of St. John’s basketball reflect on the excitement of the present.
Currently ranked 14th in the RPI and sporting the nation’s fourth-toughest strength of schedule, the St. John’s men’s basketball team returns to the road on Saturday, Feb. 26, to face Villanova in a nationally-televised contest at 2 p.m.