Steve Lavin out after father's death

Updated: February 12, 2013, 6:29 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Steve Lavin did not coach St. John's on Sunday in its 77-58 loss to No. 9 Syracuse following the death of his father.

Lavin was en route to San Francisco to be with his family. Assistant coach Rico Hines coached the team in his place.

Hines met with Lavin on Sunday morning, before Lavin headed to the airport.

"Obviously he was emotional. I could hear it in him," Hines said. "I wanted to give him space and just say, 'I'm here for you.' "

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