This past season was an oddity for the St. John’s Red Storm. Head Coach Steve Lavin missed a majority of the season while continuing his healing process from prostate cancer. As a result, assistant coach Mike Dunlap took over the head coaching duties.
One of more memorable games for Dunlap and the Storm came when they played the future National Champion Kentucky Wildcats. Anthony Davis put on a clinic and showed why he will be the number 1 pick.
The reason this is important is simple, the Charlotte Bobcats have a good chance of picking up Davis in the draft. And the coach of that team may be none other then Mike Dunlap.
Dunlap is a canditate for the head coach position in Charlotte. He has some NBA experience as he served as an assistant to George Karl and the Denver Nuggets for two years.
“Coach Dunlap’s being invited to interview for the head coaching position with the Charlotte Bobcats is a compliment to Mike and our program,” said St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin. “I enthusiastically support Mike in the process. As a head coach, I encourage all of my assistants to aspire to become head coaches.”
The more members of the St. John’s Red Storm to move onto the next level the better it is for the program. With D.J. Kennedy recently making his debut with the Cavs and Moe Harkless on his way to the draft, the NBA may soon be filled with former Johnnies.