Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
LSU confirmed the hire of VCU head coach Will Wade on Monday night via Twitter.

Wade, 34, comes to Baton Rouge after spending that past two seasons with the Rams. Per ESPN:

VCU head coach Will Wade has agreed to a six-year deal to become the next coach at LSU, sources told ESPN.

Wade, 34, was the head coach of the Rams for two seasons, taking over when Shaka Smart left for Texas in 2015.

VCU is 51-20 under Wade, making back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances.
Filed Under: LSU Basketball


Did his parents sign the permission slip? Damn that cat looks young. Great hire though. I'm excited to finally get some energetic coaches into the athletic department.
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It's about time LSU makes a good move for basketball. I don't understand what takes so long to make good hires in sports? If you just do your homework you will be successful. A successful BB program can bring in millions, and every dollar counts these days. Players want to be at a good program and coached by a great teacher, I think LSU now has that so this should turn around pretty quickly. Depending on what moves he makes in recruiting he could have the stands packed as soon as next year. Fans simply want a show, they want to see the game being played strategically, when you have that you have a shot at winning and I'm pretty sure that's all the fans want. Hold that tiger
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Everything I've heard is positive. A young, energetic, tactical coach who can recruit in the South is just what the Dr. ordered. I hope it translates to wins on the court and NCAA tournament appearances on a regular basis. Tiger fans deserve a good basketball program again. It's been too long. Welcome Will! Make the Dome rock again!
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Geaux Tigers...
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I'm surprised Joe got it done. Solid imo.
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Didn't take too long either.
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Good work, Joe. This hire has legs.
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Great news....
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Light years better than CJJ, this team will finally develop good technique and teamwork
Reply1 month
Absolute homerun hire. Welcome aboard coach!
Reply1 month
Alot of ppl need to apologize to JOE.......Matt Mascona up 1st!
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NO. Joe still sucks
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SEC has been put on notice. LSU will be back now.
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Future GOAT LSU basketball coach of the 2010s!
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I hope elleshoe approves.
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I do
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If that dood aint on drugs you can kiss my ass.
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