Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Following successful surgery to treat prostate cancer last month, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin continues to follow a modified schedule with regard to his coaching duties.
Lavin participated in team practices sessions this week, in addition to the Red Storm’s team Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. He was not on the sidelines for Tuesday’s 63-48 win over St. Francis (N.Y.), however, and is not expected to be on the bench as the Red Storm takes on Northeastern on Saturday (4 p.m., ESPN3).
“Naturally, I have to continue to be mindful of my stamina and how I utilize energy as I recuperate from surgery,” said Lavin. “I am working closely with our staff and players as we continue to build our team in preparation for the rigors of conference play. We are fortunate to have a first-rate group of assistants with the experience, expertise and basketball acumen to move us forward during this period of recovery. I am confident we won’t miss a beat.”
Lavin has coached in four of the Red Storm’s six games this season (2-2). Assistant coach Mike Dunlap will take the Red Storm reins, as he did for St. John’s two exhibition wins, its season-opening victory over William & Mary (Nov. 7, 74-59) and its win over St. Francis (N.Y.) (Nov. 22, 63-48).
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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.