AP Source: LSU's Jones out as basketball coach after 5 years
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones is out after five seasons at the school.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because LSU has not announced Jones' firing.
LSU labored through a school-record 15-game losing streak this season and finished with a 10-21 record following a 79-52 loss to Mississippi State in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville on Wednesday night.
This was the first losing season for Jones, who coached LSU to one NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015. However, Jones' coaching has been under increasing scrutiny since last season, when LSU missed the NCAA Tournament despite the presence of eventual first-overall NBA draft choice Ben Simmons on the roster.
After the game, Jones said he hadn't been told of the decision.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
QB Max Johnson plans to transfer from LSU
WATCH: New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge
High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting...
See the contract to get Brian Kelly as the new LSU Football...
Fans share their excitement about new LSU head coach Brian Kelly