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Rick Pitino assembly with St. John’s higher-ups as courtship intensifies

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ALBANY — St. John’s courtship of Rick Pitino will take its subsequent step Sunday night time.

Faculty higher-ups will meet with the Corridor of Fame coach, a supply instructed The Publish.

Pitino has been the only focus of the Johnnies’ teaching search since parting methods with Mike Anderson 9 days in the past.

The Publish was first to report mutual curiosity between the 2 events the day earlier than St. John’s fired Anderson, who was let go after 4 largely underwhelming seasons.

The 70-year-old Pitino has led Iona College to 2 MAAC regular-season crowns and two convention event titles within the final three years.

Iona misplaced on Friday to Connecticut within the NCAA Event, ending its 27-win season.

A significant component in St. John’s pursuit is president Fr. Brian Shanley, who practically employed Pitino at Windfall 12 years in the past and has been “relentless” in his pursuit of the legendary coach, a supply mentioned.

Pitino has referred to as Shanley a “famous person.”

Pitino has wished to fulfill instantly with these in cost and tour the St. John’s campus and amenities earlier than agreeing to a deal.

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