Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton is receiving interest from St. John’s, reports Zach Braziller of The New York Post. Braziller initially said Boynton declined interest from St. John’s then backpedaled on that, but didn’t confirm any interest from the Cowboys coach for the job.
Update: Matt Norlander of CBS has Tweeted this morning that St. Johns is still interested in Boynton.
St. John’s update: With Iona’s Tim Cluess withdrawing from the proceedings, source tells me Yale's James Jones is interviewing today, and that former Arkansas coach Mike Anderson has also become a candidate of interest. Oklahoma State’s Mike Boynton is still in mix as well.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) April 18, 2019
Boynton is 33-35 and 13-23 in Big 12 conference play in two seasons at OSU and has built a strong recruiting class in Stillwater. St. John’s is seeking a new coach after Chris Mullin, a Hall of Fame player and alumnus, stepped down April 9 after four seasons at the helm. The Red Storm went 59-73 and 20-52 in Big East play with one NCAA tournament appearance this past March with Mullin.
The St. John’s sales pitch to Boynton is for him to return to New York City, where he attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn. St. John’s is located in Queens and plays some home games at Madison Square Garden.