Some happy news: St. John's coach Steve Lavin — who was away from the Red Storm bench for much of last season after returning too soon following prostate cancer surgery — said this weekend that he remains cancer-free and is eager to return to the sidelines. Said the coach, at the school's Dribble for the Cure charity event for pediatric cancer research: "I can tell that I'm closer to being back to a level of health that I was at prior to the treatment." Added the coach, via ESPN New York: "Naturally, I still have to be vigilant on the health front — as we all do when we get older, or coming off something like a battle with cancer. But I clearly feel in a better place in terms of my stamina, my strength, my conditioning."
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