LSU introduces Will Wade as new men's basketball coach
BATON ROUGE – LSU officially introduced newly hired men’s basketball coach Will Wade Wednesday afternoon.
Wade left VCU to take over the LSU team after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach.
"Will Wade is a smart, energetic, and skilled individual," LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said. "He will provide great leadership for our student-athletes. The future of the program is bright."
The 34-year-old Wade guided the Rams to a 51-20 record. He spent the two previous seasons at Chattanooga and is 91-45 overall as a head coach.
He replaces Johnny Jones, who was fired March 10 with two years remaining on his contract after the Tigers finished 10-21.
Great time talking with our new basketball coach Will Wade! Here come The Tigers! pic.twitter.com/QnymhzWWDW— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) March 22, 2017
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