Former St. John’s assistant coach Steve DeMeo is suing the varsity, alleging he was fired due to a critical well being situation.

In an explosive lawsuit obtained by The Post, DeMeo is accusing coach Mike Anderson and St. John’s of terminating him as a result of a coronary heart downside known as mitral valve prolapse that required surgical procedure in August 2020. After this previous season, DeMeo wanted extra procedures. And in June, he was let go and changed by Greg “Shoes” Vetrone on Anderson’s workers.

He additionally claims that the workforce didn’t wish to play for Anderson, and that was the rationale St. John’s handed on the NIT – not the varsity’s said purpose of the calls for of COVID-19 protocol within the NIT bubble. Regarding COVID, it ought to be famous that St. John’s prevented any pauses and a participant didn’t check constructive for the virus throughout the season.

Altogether, seven gamers transferred out of this system, although the workforce’s two greatest gamers – Julian Champagnie and Posh Alexander – returned, and St. John’s is projected to have its greatest workforce in a number of years.