New York Post

Keady elevation not done deal for Johnnies

The promotion of former Purdue coach Gene Keady from special advisor to St. John’s assistant coach isn’t the foregone conclusion many have reported it to be, sources have told The Post. While Keady remains an internal option, Red Storm coach Steve Lavin’s search is still ongoing to replace former assistant and X’s and O’s guru Mike Dunlap, who was hired as head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in June. … One name that intrigues Lavin, a source said, is brother-in-law John Moore, the longtime head coach at NAIA Westmont College who has compiled a 374-206 record in 19 seasons at the California school. more

CALIF. HELLFIRE LUXE HOMES IN FLAMES AS H’WOOD STARS FLEE

An exclusive Southern California coastal town beloved by moguls, movie stars and artists for its natural beauty and stunning estates went up in flames yesterday – with more than 100 homes completely destroyed and thousands of evacuees fleeing for their lives. … In addition to the dozens of luxury homes razed in the blaze, eight buildings at Westmont College were destroyed as well as the picturesque Mount Calvary Monastery in the Santa Ynez Mountains. “You’ve got palm trees and eucalyptus trees that are literally exploding with their hot oil,” said Scott Craig, spokesman at Westmont, a Christian liberal-arts college. “You’ve got these big, red hot embers that are flying through the sky and catching anything on fire.” more