Moe Hicks and Kadeem Jack Take Their Time On Decisions Toward St. John's

Keith BennettCorrespondent IApril 30, 2010

 It is almost May, and Moe Hicks does not know where he be coaching next season, nor is certain where his top senior will be playing. The decisions that Hicks, the longtime Rice High School basketball coach, and Kadeem Jack, his 6-foot-9 senior forward, make could impact Division I programs from St. John's to Miami to Arizona. "The offer is there," Hicks said, referring to a potential position on Steve Lavin's staff. "I'm just trying to see if everything is going to be fine on this end if I do make that decision. Lavin has officially added Rico Hines and Tony Chiles to his staff and may still add former Oregon assistant Mike Dunlap. Hicks could join the Big East program in an operations position. If Hicks went to St. John's, his longtime assistant, Dwayne Mitchell, could take over at Rice, and New Heights athletic director Kimani Young could be brought in as an assistant. Yet because of a new NCAA rule, if Hicks were to join St. John in that capacity, the program could not recruit any players from Rice or th Gauchos AAU program for the next two years.