NEW YORK (AP) A former St. John's assistant basketball coach is suing the university and head coach Mike Anderson, claiming he was fired because of a health issue. Steve DeMeo says in a lawsuit he was let go in June after telling Anderson about a serious heart condition that necessitated work accommodations due to the pandemic and would likely require additional procedures and medical leave. Previous to that, DeMeo asserts in the suit, Anderson had only praised his job performance.
The Cougars are 30-29 in two seasons under Smith.
Make it three commitments in a span of five days for Kansas State after Jordan Perry committed to the Wildcats this evening. The first commitment of the week for K-State was fellow Peach State safety VJ Payne and he was followed by Nebraska tight end Garrett Oakley. Perry was in Manhattan the last weekend of June for his official visit after he was discovered at the Mercer Camp by Kansas State coaches Joe Klanderman and Brian Anderson.