St. John's and Steve Lavin have mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons.
Lavin and the school were previously deep into extension talks. Lavin led St. John's to the second round of the tournament.
"Coach Lavin returned high expectations to our men's basketball program and represented St. John's in a positive way," St. John's athletic director Chris Monasch said in a statement Friday. "We appreciate his commitment to the program and to our student-athletes over the past five years."
St. John's is interested in former NBA player and St. John's star Chris Mullin as Lavin's replacement. Mullin, who led St. John's to the 1985 Final Four, works as an adviser for the Sacramento Kings.