St. John's men's basketball coach Chris Mullin is reportedly expected to step down from his position, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, days after Director of Athletics Mike Cragg said the school is not looking for a replacement.
An official announcement is expected this week, Rothstein reports, and once it happens, St. John's is expected to target Arizoa State's Bobby Hurley as a replacement, according to Rothstein.
While St. John's lost assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih to the University of Nebraska, it also lost recruit Cam Mack, who asked to be released from his national letter of intent.
Despite that, Cragg issued a statement that said, "Let me be clear and I said from the start, Coach Mullin is our head coach and we are not looking for another head coach."
Mullin led St. John's to a 21-13 record in his fourth season at the helm, as the Red Storm lost to Arizona State in an NCAA tournament play-in game.
Mullin, 55, is 59-73 in four years with the Red Storm. They were 8-24 overall, 1-17 in Big East play, in his first season, but won 15 of their first 16 games this past season and finished in seventh place in the Big East with an 8-10 conference record.
Hurley, 47, is 73-58 in four years since taking over at Arizona State. The Sun Devils have made the NCAA tournament in each of the past two seasons, but lost in the first round this year.