LSU basketball has found its new head coach.
According to multiple reports, the Tigers will hire VCU’s Will Wade. Wade is filling the vacancy left over after Johnny Jones was fired.
Per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, it is a six-year deal for Wade.
VCU’s Will Wade headed to LSU, sources told ESPN. Has agreed to a 6-year deal. Story: https://t.co/fuyB3YESmc
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2017
The 34-year-old Wade is regarded as one of the up-and-coming coaches in college hoops. He first made a name for himself as Shaka Smart’s assistant at VCU from 2009-13 before leading Chattanooga to a 40-25 record and a CIT berth in two seasons as head coach.
After Smart was hired at Texas, Wade returned to VCU to replace him. In two years with the Rams, he led the program to a 51-20 record and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Wade will look to jump star an LSU program that has made only a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament in the last 11 seasons.
Update: And it is official. Wade is the hire, confirmed by LSU on Twitter.
Sweet dreams Tiger fans. It’s official! pic.twitter.com/jAKrmVoRfG
— LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) March 21, 2017
Tiger fans, how do you feel about the pick?