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.