Tuesday, December 16, 2003

I called it first...

...that Bobby Cremins would be a possible replacement at St.Johns when they can Jarvis. Now Gregg Doyel over at Sportsline has picked it up:

from article:
St. John's and Cremins two of a kind
Dec. 15, 8:45 a.m. ET

Behind the scenes, St. John's fans of influence are checking into the availability of potential replacements for embattled coach Mike Jarvis -- and one of their targets has been Bobby Cremins.

Cremins, who played at South Carolina and coached at Georgia Tech, has lived at Hilton Head, S.C., since retiring from Georgia Tech in 2000. But he's no southerner.

Cremins is a New Yorker through and through, and at Georgia Tech he showed he could recruit the city by landing Kenny Anderson and Stephon Marbury. While his last few years at Georgia Tech were down, Cremins was 354-237 in 19 years, and had a 15-11 record in NCAA Tournament games.

Why would Cremins be interested? He still has that basketball jones, mainly. He conducts occasional clinics for the Boys & Girls Club and is a regional television commentator, as was the case Sunday for North Carolina's home game against Akron. Two years ago, Cremins was linked to the opening at South Carolina, before the Gamecocks hired Dave Odom.

Cremins and St. John's have always seemed to have a magnetic pull, like other famous New York City twosomes: Steinbrenner and Reggie ... Messier and Sather ... Ross and Rachel.