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Steve Lavin: Sideline return 'premature'

Updated: November 29, 2011, 1:40 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

St. John's coach Steve Lavin will not coach the Red Storm against top-ranked Kentucky Thursday in Lexington or any other game until he regains the necessary stamina from major prostate cancer surgery, Lavin told ESPN.com Monday night.

Lavin underwent prostate cancer surgery on Oct. 6, but the seven-hour procedure was extensive and zapped Lavin of his strength. Lavin returned to coach after missing the team's season opener against William & Mary on Nov. 7. Lavin coached four straight games, ...

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