Keady to assist Lavin at St. John's

It's not official yet, but Gene Keady -- the legendary former Purdue coach -- will be coming to New York to help out Steve Lavin at St. John's.

Here's the story, from my ESPN colleague, Dana O'Neil.

Lavin once served as an assistant under Keady, and considers Keady a great mentor.

This is yet another recruiting coup by Lavin. Keady won't be able to coach on the floor or recruit, but he should still serve as a big help to Lavin, as a sounding board.