St. John's Lavin Adds Rico Hines To Coaching Staff

Keith BennettCorrespondent IApril 20, 2010

PITTSBURGH - MARCH 15:  Forward T.J. Cummings #43 of the UCLA Bruins receives congratulations from teammates (r to l) guard Rico Hines #22, forward Matt Barnes #23, forward Jason Kapono #24, forward Andre Patterson #5 and center Dan Gadzuric #50 during the first round game of the 2002 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships against the Ole Miss Rebels at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 15, 2002.  UCLA defeated Mississippi 80-58.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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 Rico Hines, the Golden State Warriors' assistant for player development the last four seasons, was hired as an assistant coach by St. John's. Hines was part of the UCLA program for five seasons under new Red Storm coach Steve Lavin. In his role with Golden State, the 32-year-old Hines worked closely on the court with players throughout the season to assist in their overall development and game preparation. Hines was also involved with the players' offseason training. A native of Greenville, N.C.., Hines graduated from UCLA in 2002 after serving as team captain his final three seasons. Hines will join Tony Chiles, the former Drexal assistant. Lavin still needs a lead assisant and hopes to land Mike Dunlap, the former Oregon associate head coach who is waiting to see if Colorado will interview him for their head coaching job.