According to UPI, LSU has hired Will Wade as the new basketball coach. Wade, who guided Virginia Commonwealth to the NCAA Tournament in each of his two years in charge of the Rams, was hired as LSU’s new head basketball coach Monday. The LSU program confirmed the move with a tweet that read, “Welcome head coach Will Wade. Sweet dreams Tigers fans. It’s official!”
Multiple media outlets reported that Wade’s contract is for six years. The Times-Picayune reported that the total pay for the length of the deal will be approximately $12 million. Wade, 34, compiled a 51-20 record at VCU. The Rams tied for the Atlantic 10 Conference title in 2015-16, his first year on the job, before beating Oregon State and then falling to second-seeded Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament.
LSU has struggled in recent year to achieve basketball success. Decades ago, under the coaching skills of LSU’s coach Dale Brown, LSU was a powerhouse. That era produced many NBA players, and had much fan involvement. LSU has been trying to recapture the excitement, and winning teams, of that era for some time. It is hoped that Will Wade can bring some of the magic back to LSU basketball.
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