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Matt Doherty on St. John's: 'It's not a good job.'

Holy Trinity High's own Matt Doherty, now the coach at SMU, had some interesting things to say about the St. John's program in an interview with Gary Williams of Sirius XM's "Mad Dog Radio."

Oh, my. Here goes:

Williams: “Why has nobody taken the St. John’s job?” 

Doherty: “Well, you know, I’m a New Yorker.  My sister went there.  My niece went there.  It’s not a good job.  I mean, I’m just going to tell you straight up.  St. John’s has a little bit of an inflated feeling about themselves.  It’s not a good job.
"Paul Hewitt has a better job.  Billy Donovan has a way better job.  Rick Pitino.  I think they took a little risk by going after big names and then all of a sudden momentum now is swinging against them so they’re dropping down. 
"I think it makes them look a little bit bad.  But it’s not a good job.  Facility wise, yeah, there’s some talent in New York but there’s a lot of politics in New York that you have to address.
"And so it’s not the job that the St. John’s family thinks it is.  And that’s what they’re facing right now, the reality.”

Perhaps so, but Doherty did have interest in the gig in the past. Hmm.

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