The Steve Lavin Era at St. John’s has officially begun.
The former UCLA coach took over at the Queens school on Tuesday and reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth between $9-9.5 million.
The school will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
As of about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lavin told 1050 ESPN he had received 286 text messages from people congratulating him and inquiring about staff possibilities.
**In other Big East coaching news, Rick Pitino got a four-year extension at Louisville, so forget about him going to the Nets.