A month ago, the Rumble reported that St. John's Assistant Coach was invited to Charlotte to interview for an NBA head coaching job with the team with the worst record, the Charlotte Bobcats, per Chris Broussard. Nine other candidates were interviewed, ranging from veteran head coaches to assistants known more by basketball insiders than by the public at large like Dunlap.
No word on how the interview went, but Dunlap - along with five other candidates - was eliminated from contention.
Per the Associated Press, the coaching search is down to former Utah head coach Jerry Sloan, former Laker and current Indiana Pacer assistant Brian Shaw, and Laker assistant and former University of Missouri head coach Quin Snyder.
The Red Storm basketball squad returns with a lot of talent (including the newly-committed Chris Obekpa) and increased expectations. Mike Dunlap's experience with the team should help St. John's develop over the offseason. And during the season the coveted Dunlap's tactical acumen will be back on the bench next to Lavin, giving suggestions during time outs - with almost a season's experience as St. John's basketball's interim head man.
Unless, of course, the Bobcats want Dunlap to come on board as an assistant coach for their developing team.