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Tuesday / November 12.
  • Steve Lavin Takes Over at St. John’s; Pitino Gets Four-Year Extension at Louisville

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    **Click the Video Player at right for SNY’s interview with Steve Lavin**

    The Steve Lavin Era at St. John’s has officially begun.

    The former UCLA coach took over at the Queens school on Tuesday and reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth between $9-9.5 million.

    The school will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    As of about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lavin told 1050 ESPN he had received 286 text messages from people congratulating him and inquiring about staff possibilities.

    Read the full story at SNY.tv.

    **In other Big East coaching news, Rick Pitino got a four-year extension at Louisville, so forget about him going to the Nets.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.