Steve Lavin took much heat as he was unceremoniously fired from UCLA. He’s been taking heat since from Bruin fans who think of ‘The Lavin Era’ with scorn and disdain. I look at the seven years with Lav as a good time; six tourney appearances, six 20-win seasons and five Sweet Sixteens. At UCLA, the expectations are higher butLav was a first-time head coach TWO years removed from being a third-assistant. He was given an opportunity that was AT THE TIME was over his head. He learned, he knows the game and he will succeed at St. John’s.
See ya in the Final Four 2014, Red Storm.