Will Wade Named Head Basketball Coach By LSU

LSU has named a new head basketball coach, agreeing to a six-year deal with Will Wade to replace the fired Johnny Jones. 

The LSU program confirmed the move with a tweet that read, "Welcome head coach Will Wade. Sweet dreams Tigers fans. It's official!"

The Times-Picayune reported that the total pay for the length of the deal will be approximately $12 million.

The 34-year-old Wade heads to Baton Rouge after leading VCU to the NCAA Tournament in each of his two seasons there, and owns a 91-45 overall record including a two-year stint at Chattanooga. 

This season, VCU went 26-9, dropping its NCAA tourney opener to seventh-seeded Saint Mary's. 

Wade takes over a program that went just 10-21 overall and 2-16 in the SEC in Jones' final season, which included a school-record 15-game losing streak. 

He began his coaching career at Clemson as a graduate assistant and director of basketball operations from 2005 to '07, before spending time as an assistant coach at Harvard and VCU.

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