St. John’s Announces Leadership Change for Men’s Basketball Program as Mike Anderson is let go

Mike Anderson (courtesy St. John’s Athletic Communications)

QUEENS, N.Y.  – St. John’s Director of Athletics Mike Cragg announced Friday that the University has begun a national search for a new head coach to lead its men’s basketball program.  
“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,” said Cragg. “We wish Coach Mike Anderson and his family the best in their future.”
Anderson, the 21st head coach in the history of the St. John’s men’s basketball program, guided the Red Storm to a 68-56 overall record during his four seasons in Queens.     
Red Storm associate head coach Van Macon will lead the program for the interim until a new head coach is identified.
St. John’s Men’s Basketball
Boasting the ninth-most victories all-time in NCAA Division I, St. John’s has recorded 90 winning seasons in its storied 116-year history. With 29 NCAA Tournament appearances in program history, the Red Storm has made nine runs to the Sweet 16, advanced to the Elite Eight six times and made a pair of trips to the Final Four in 1952 and 1985. St. John’s postseason success also includes an unprecedented five National Invitation Tournament titles and 29 appearances in the NIT.