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Steve Lavin Was Back at St. John’s Practice Today

DENVER, CO - MARCH 17:  Head coach Steve Lavin of the St. John's Red Storm gestures from the bench against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Steve Lavin

Here's some happy news: For the first time since undergoing surgery for prostate cancer on October 6, St. John's coach Steve Lavin was back at practice today. Via ESPN, Lavin had previously been receiving DVDs of practices at his Manhattan apartment, where he could watch them and put together daily practice plans based on what he saw. It hasn't yet been decided whether Lavin will coach the Red Storm — who won their season opener last night — in their second game of the year tomorrow against Lehigh at Carnesecca Arena. [NYDN, ESPN New York]

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Photo: Doug Pensinger/2011 Getty Images