St. John’s has seasoned veteran ready to step in for Lavin at Kentucky

St. JohnsHis ongoing recovery from prostate cancer surgery means Coach Steve Lavin will not accompany the St. John’s team for Thursday’s game at Kentucky. Believe it or not, assistant Mike Dunlap, who will lead the Red Storm at UK, has experience in picking up the reins for a team suddenly absent its head coach. He helped guide Arizona through the 2008-09 season when Lute Olson abruptly retired in late October.  “It’s fascinating,” Dunlap said Tuesday, “and it’s unfortunate to have to deal with.”

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