Steve Lavin's coaching days at
Lavin posted an 81-55 record and made the
"Coach Lavin returned high expectations to our men's basketball program and represented St. John's in a positive way," St. John's Athletic Director Chris Monasch said in a statement. "We appreciate his commitment to the program and to our student-athletes over the past five years."
Lavin, 50, achieved three, 20-win seasons with St. John's after working as a broadcaster at ESPN for seven years. Lavin coached UCLA from 1996 to 2003 and guided the
"In life change is inevitable, so I take the long view," Lavin said in a statement. "I'm proud of our results both on and off the court -- in particular our memorable runs to the NCAA tournament in 2011 and 2015."