LSU Hires Will Wade as 22nd men's basketball coach

March 20, 2017 - 4:31 pm

LSU and Will Wade reached an agreement for the 34-year-old to become the Tigers’ 22nd basketball coach, a source confirmed to Tiger Rag Monday night, following reports from CBS and ESPN.

The deal, first reported by ESPN, is six years. Financial terms remained undisclosed but are thought to be near $2 million annually.



Wade has led VCU to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in his only two years on the job. The former VCU assistant on Shaka Smart’s 2011 Final Four team spent two years previously at Chattanooga, earning Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2014.

A former student manager and then graduate assistant at Clemson, Wade earned a reputation as an ace recruiter, first under Tommy Amaker at Harvard and then under Smart in Richmond.

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