Former St. John’s basketball assistant Greg St. Jean wins NBA Title

Former St. John's basketball assistant coach Greg St. Jean (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball assistant coach Greg St. Jean (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s basketball assistant coach Greg St. Jean won the NBA Championship with the Log Angeles Lakers.

The NBA season has officially come to an end with a predictable result as the Los Angeles Lakers have won the championship over the Miami Heat.

However, former Red Storm assistant coach Greg St. Jean now has his first NBA Championship ring with Los Angeles.

St. Jean, who was an assistant coach under former St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin, was instrumental in keeping the founding pieces of the team together as the school went on its tumultuous search for a new head coach.

Mike Anderson did not keep St. Jean on his staff and he opted to go back to the NBA, where he got his coaching career started as a video intern with the Sacramento Kings and was promoted as an Assistant Player Development Coach.

He was with the organization from 2013-2015 before resigning to travel to Queens and join Mullin from 2015-2019.

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In the 2018-2019 season, St. Jean helped lead the Johnnies to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2015.

After the staff’s fallout with St. John’s, St. Jean went back to the NBA and was hired by Frank Vogel to join his staff in Los Angeles and was named as the Player Development Coach and Advanced Scout for the Lakers.

Los Angeles defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals, which came as a conclusion to a long and unusual 2019-20 season as LeBron James was named as the Finals MVP.

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Greg St. Jean received many congratulations from those he spent time with in his career at St. John’s, including Director of Athletics Mike Cragg and the official St. John’s Men’s Basketball Twitter account.

As the NBA appears set to take another hiatus until January 1, at the earliest, the next time basketball will be broadcasted is on the colligate level with 44 days until tipoff.

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