Red Storm ready for early adversity

Lavin to coach young, short-handed team while undergoing prostate cancer treatment

Updated: September 24, 2011, 10:08 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- St. John's held an unofficial tipoff for the 2011-12 basketball season Saturday afternoon, when its new team was introduced to fans attending "Dribble For The Cure," a benefit raising money for pediatric cancer research.

It was also the first time since the school year began that coach Steve Lavin and his six new players were made available to the media. And despite a flurry of potential distractions surrounding Lavin and his program right now, the coach sounded calm and ...

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