St. John's first year head coach Steve Lavin will begin treatment for prostate cancer, according to Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News.â†µ
The 46-year-old's doctors are describing it as "low-grade" and treatment is not expected to prevent him from performing any of his coaching duties.â†µ
Lavin was diagnosed in the fall, before the Johnnies rose back into the national rankings for the first time in a decade and finished in a third-place tie in the Big East. St. John's finished 21-12.â†µ
Lavin needs to look no further than his own conference for inspiration on how to overcome this diagnosis. Fellow Big East coaches Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun both have had issues with prostate cancer and have been able to make it through treatment without missing too much time away from work.â†µ
We would like to give our best wishes to Coach Lavin, and wish him a speedy recovery and return to the program.