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St. John’s had to hire Rick Pitino. And to its credit, it has.

Now the return to glory begins. And it will come to fruition. He’s Rick Pitino. He’s going to win. And win big. There will be banners. Here we go.

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James Kratch is the managing editor of ESNY. He previously worked as a Rutgers and Giants (and Mike Francesa) beat reporter for NJ Advance Media.