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Report: St. John’s, Steve Lavin closing in on 3-year extension per New York Post

The talks come as a bit of a shock, given prior reports.

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St. John's head coach Steve Lavin is closing in on a three-year extension to stay with the university, according to the New York Post and The Sporting News.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise. On Tuesday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post noted that Lavin had reached out to TV networks, and St. John's looked to be heading in a different direction.

Wednesday's meeting with St. John's president Cornado Gempesaw seems to have led to the different tune. Braziller tweeted the following on Wednesday afternoon.

No matter who the coach is next season, the Red Storm will face a tough year. They're losing 2000-point scorer D'Angelo Harrison, and there are rumors swirling that both Chris Obekpa and Rysheed Jordan have played their last games with the program.

UPDATE (3/25, 6:52 PM): Well. Apparently everything we've heard so far isn't exactly true, so says SNY's Adam Zagoria.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Steve Lavin&#39;s discussed extension at St. John&#39;s is not for 3 years, but 4 or 5, source tells <a href="https://twitter.com/SNYtv">@SNYtv</a></p>&mdash; Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/580863541873348608">March 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Also, Lavin did not meet today with President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, per source.</p>&mdash; Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/580863677106130944">March 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Be sure to check back with Big East Coast Bias as more details regarding the extension trickle in.