St. John’s continues the search for a new head coach. Loyola-Chicago’s Porter Moser is the latest candidate to surface.
Porter Moser has one major accomplishment on his resume that should have St. John’s fans salivating. In his lone trip to the NCAA Tournament, Moser took Loyola-Chicago on an improbable run to the Final Four.
The last time the Johnnies went that far was 1985 when Chris Mullin was playing. Almost 35 years later, St. John’s is still looking for some Final Four magic once again.
Moser makes a lot of sense for the Red Storm. He has experience working at a Catholic university in a large urban center. It doesn’t appear like he has major ties to the New York area, but he can flat out coach.
Although Moser appears to be one of the candidates on the short list, Iona’s Tim Cluess and St. John’s assistant coach Greg St. Jean are still strong contenders for the gig. Moreover, Braziller reports that former Duke star and current Blue Devil assistant coach, Jon Scheyer, is a candidate to replace Mullin as well.
“Mullin’s top assistant, Greg St. Jean, met with Cragg to talk about the job last week, and Duke associate head coach Jon Scheyer, who knows Cragg from their days together in Durham, has also been in consideration,” Braziller wrote.
The Johnnies are taking their time during this coaching search which has its benefits. That being said, the longer this search drags on, the more unstable the situation becomes for the new head coach.