The St. John’s men’s basketball program will host An Afternoon Chat with Bill Wennington on Tuesday, June 9, at 1 p.m. virtually through the University’s WebEx platform. Wennington who is a three-time NBA Champion and St. John’s great will reflect on “The Last Dance” documentary as well as talk St. John’s hoops with Head Coach Mike Anderson. St. John’s Director of Athletics Mike Cragg will also join the conversation while FOX Sports analyst Vin Parise will host the Q&A session.
All fans and supporters are invited to join St. John’s Basketball Afternoon Chat with Bill Wennington. To register and submit questions please visit www.StJohns.edu/ChatWithBill.
After a decorated playing career at St. John’s, Wennington reached the pinnacle of the sport by winning three NBA championship rings as a member of the Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998). The final title campaign was chronicled in the recently released 10-part documentary “The Last Dance” with never-before-seen footage and captivating interviews, including Wennington, who shared his memories from the historic season.
The Montreal native starred at St. John’s from 1981-85 and is one of only nine players in program history with more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks. Wennington was an All-BIG EAST honoree as a senior, helping the Redmen post a 31-4 record and garner the No. 1 ranking in the nation as part of a season that culminated with a trip to the Final Four.
In his first season at the helm of the St. John’s Basketball program, Anderson guided a youthful squad featuring eight newcomers to 17 wins and had the Johnnies in position for their second straight postseason berth. It was also Anderson’s 18th consecutive season as a head coach without a losing record. St. John’s played some of its best basketball down the stretch by winning three of its last four games including victories over No. 10 Creighton, Marquette and Georgetown in the BIG EAST Tournament.
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