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Successful transition starts from Day 1

Originally Published: November 5, 2003
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN.com

I remember my first team meeting at St. John's University in May of 1996. It was only minutes after the news conference naming the new head basketball coach for a program rich in tradition, but one that was coming off three straight losing seasons.

I was inheriting a basketball program three seasons removed from the legendary Lou Carnesecca, one that had slipped to mediocrity at best, which isn't nearly good enough in the Big City.

As I arrived to meet my new players, those who'd gone ...

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