Lavin celebrates first win at St. John's

Seven years later, new Red Storm coach earns career victory No. 146

Updated: November 18, 2010, 7:32 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Steve Lavin looked quite comfortable when he walked onto the floor a few minutes before tipoff Wednesday night -- despite the fact that it was his first home game as the St. John's head coach.

Lavin cradled a Starbucks coffee in his right hand and sipped it repeatedly as he took a seat on the St. John's bench, watching the opposing team, Columbia, wrap up its warm-ups.

Lavin likely had no idea how uncomfortable the next couple of hours would be.

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