Chris Mullin’s departure as St. John’s men’s basketball coach has left an opening at one of New York City’s premier basketball programs.
Mullin resigned with two years left on his contract despite leading the school to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2015. According to multiple reports, Loyola-Chicago’s Porter Moser has since interviewed for the vacant position.
Moser was at the helm at Loyola-Chicago when the Ramblers shocked the world and made it all the way to the Final Four of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. They were a No. 11 seed that year, but still managed to beat Tennessee, Nevada and Kansas State on their way to the final weekend of the Big Dance.
This year, the Ramblers didn’t have as much success. Moser’s team went 20-14 and eventually lost to Creighton in the first round of the NIT.
Moser has been in charge at Loyola-Chicago for seven years. The 50-year-old coach is from Naperville, Illinois. Coincidentally, he played his college ball at Creighton.
Iona’s Tim Cluess has also been linked to the job, but the Gaels released a statement on April 12 saying that they had yet to be contacted by St. John’s about possibly attempting to interview Cluess.