St. John’s shows interest in Oklahoma State’s Mike Boynton, per report

Boynton is 33-35 in two seasons with the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton is receiving interest from St. John’s, reports Zach Braziller of The New York Post. Braziller initially said Boynton declined interest from St. John’s then backpedaled on that, but didn’t confirm any interest from the Cowboys coach for the job.

Boynton is 33-35 and 13-23 in Big 12 conference play in two seasons at OSU and has built a strong recruiting class in Stillwater. St. John’s is seeking a new coach after Chris Mullin, a Hall of Fame player and alumnus, stepped down April 9 after four seasons at the helm. The Red Storm went 59-73 and 20-52 in Big East play with one NCAA tournament appearance this past March with Mullin.

The St. John’s sales pitch to Boynton is for him to return to New York City, where he attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn. St. John’s is located in Queens and plays some home games at Madison Square Garden.

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