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Report: Skinner out at BC

It looks like Al Skinner will need the St. John's job after all.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Boston College fired Skinner on Monday. A news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday. 

In 13 years at Boston College, Skinner compiled a 247-165 record and took the program to seven NCAA Tournaments. The Eagles (15-16, 6-10 ACC) struggled this season. Skinner 385-291 overall, which included nine seasons at Rhode Island.

Skinner interviewed for the St. John's job last Friday. It looks as if he won't get that. My colleague Greg Logan in a previous post is reporting that former UCLA coach Steve Lavin is close to landing the Red Storm job.

BC officials have reportedly sought the okay to speak with Richmond's Chris Money and Cornell's Steve Donahue. 

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