CHRIS MULLIN will take over as the head basketball coach at St. John's, multiple sources told ESPN, returning to the Big East school where he starred in the 1980s.

The sources said Mullin, 51, has agreed to coach the Red Storm. He will replace Steve Lavin, who left last week after five seasons.

Mullin was Big East Player of the Year three times and led St. John's into the Final Four in 1985, when Villanova won the national championship.

Mullin was drafted seventh overall by Golden State and played 16 seasons in the NBA. He was a five-time All-Star.

Noteworthy

* Rick Barnes, who was dismissed as coach at Texas over the weekend when he wouldn't dismiss assistants, is closing in on a deal to take over at Tennessee, sources told ESPN. Barnes would replace Donnie Tyndall.

* Jeff Neubauer, who took Eastern Kentucky to two NCAA Tournaments in 10 seasons, was hired as the coach at Fordham. Neubauer led the Colonels to a 188-134 record, and they played in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2014. Eastern Kentucky finished 21-12 this season and lost in the quarterfinals of the CIT.

Neubauer played at La Salle from 1989-93.

* Former Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen was hired at George Mason. Paulsen was a three-time Patriot League coach of the year at Bucknell, taking the Bison to the NCAA Tournament twice.

* Utah State hired Tim Duryea as its head coach. The longtime assistant coach succeeds Stew Morrill, who retired after the season.

* Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter and Texas freshman Myles Turner said they will enter the NBA draft.

* Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, 43, was cleared to resume coaching after missing most of the season. He had a problem with a blood vessel in the back of his brain.

* Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky, Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein and Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell made the Associated Press All-America first team.