Chris Mullin reportedly steps down at St. John's

St. John's coach Chris Mullin expected to step down from position, a report says

St. John's coach Chris Mullin expected to step down from position, a report says

Arizona State's Bobby Hurley is expected to be the lead candidate to replace Mullin, per Rothstein.

CBS college basketball insider Jon Rothstein reported Monday that Hurley will likely be at the top of the list for the possible open head coaching position at St. John's.

Chris Mullin is expected to step down as the men's basketball head coach at St. John's, sources confirmed to ESPN. His team went 21-13 in 2018-19, the only season the Red Storm went over.500 with him as coach. But he had no prior coaching experience when he took the job. Hurley and the Sun Devils defeated Mullin and St. John's in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on March 20, ASU's first NCAA Tournament victory since 2009.

The former National Basketball Association star hasn't had a great four seasons as the program's head coach, compiling a 59-73 overall record. He has guided the Sun Devils to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, the first time the Devils appeared in consecutive tournaments in almost 40 years.

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Hurley, who turns 48 in June, grew up in Jersey City, only a few miles from St. John's.

Red Storm athletic director Mike Cragg issued a statement of support on Saturday morning, saying, "Chris Mullin is our head coach and we are not looking for another head coach".

Hurley also won ASU's first NCAA Tournament game in 10 years, a feat that hasn't happened since the 2008-09 season under Herb Sendek, who only managed one NCAA Tournament win in his nine years in the Valley. Hurley has ties to the area having coached at Buffalo and at Rhode Island.

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