Mike Anderson fired after four seasons as head coach at St. John’s

After much speculation over the past couple months, St. John’s AD Mike Cragg has officially announced the firing of head men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson. In four years at the helm, Anderson was 68-56 overall but never took the Johnnies to the postseason.

“After fully evaluating the men’s basketball program, our University has decided a change is needed in both the leadership and direction of St. John’s Basketball,” Cragg said in a statement. “We wish Coach Mike Anderson and his family the best in their future.”

Anderson was hired in 2019 a month after he was fired as the head coach at Arkansas. St. John’s was the fourth head coaching stop for Anderson, but the first one on the East Coast.

The attention now turns to Rick Pitino, who has been considered the favorite for this job for the past few weeks. Iona is still playing in the MAAC Tournament as the 1-seed and are expected to be in next week’s NCAA Tournament.

 

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