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Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Update: LSU has officially hired Matt McMahon.

Multiple sources are reporting that LSU will hire Murray State Basketball Head Coach Matt McMahon.

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McMahon has been the head coach at Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference since 2015 with a 154-67 overall record and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He is currently under contract until the 2023 season, making $500,000 a year.

The 43-year old coach from Oak Ridge, Tennessee was named OVC Coach of the Year earlier this month after leading the Racers to a 31-3 (18-0 OVC) record this season.

Murray State earned a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament this season and beat No. 11 San Francisco in the first round but lost to No. 15 St. Peters in the second round.

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LSUvet7228 months
Seems like a successful coach but Scotty is not 2.6 million a year for 7 years an excessive contract from the $500,000 a year Mc Mahon earns now?
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lathoroughbred28 months
I live around Murray so I see alot concerning the Racers. This guy is the real thing. Very smart hire.
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AllenTXTiger28 months
Great hire! He'll ride out the pain of the sanctions and turn the program into a respectable contender!
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LSUMBAgrad28 months
I hope LSU and Scott Woodward made him a “strong arse offer!”
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Sisselpud8128 months
Murray state racuuurs!
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Fightin Okra28 months
Tell him to keep his check book in his pocket
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HTF4U28 months
Great hire
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Water Mocassin28 months
Very good hire and he isn’t a cheater.
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Big EZ Tiger28 months
As if you would know either way.
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Godfather128 months
With NIL, nobody’s a “cheater” anymore.
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MechanicalTiger28 months
I like it, best we could do without tGeneral.
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LSUsince7428 months
I like this hire!!
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Smart to get somebody hired before the ncaa hammer hits.
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RazzleDazzle28 months
He was connected to almost every team looking for a head coach.
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floyd1328 months
Hey Scott did you not see St Peter's coach out coach him sheesh ?
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jkylejohnson28 months
I guess St. Peter’s coach is better than calipari too if we’re going with that logic.
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CrystalPreserves28 months
St Peters is just hot right now. They woulda beat Brad Stevens and Coach K too.
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CanebreakCajun28 months
Have you researched his record at Murray State?
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Damathe28 months
Fits a smart profile by SW. If he builds us into a power, he gets a bigger/reasonable extension but SW can kick him to the curb for a big fish if and when sanctions expire.
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Wayne_T28 months
He has a strong track record. Welcome and Geaux Tigers!
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ValleyTNTIGER28 months
Seems like a great hire. Now LSU needs to support him as he moves to the SEC and P5 basketball.
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TigerFanatic9928 months
Surely he knows the shite show he is walking into, right? I'd love to know how Woodward sold him on this.
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rob6228 months
Maybe everything isn’t as bad as you think.
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tigerfan008228 months
He’s making $500K right now. He’s about to get paid!! The sanctions will be gone in a few years, but that check will be nice in the mean time!
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tigerMike28 months
$
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NOLA Krewe28 months
Any successful coach willing to jump into this mess…Thank you.
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LesnarF528 months
Runs a real guard driven team, very disciplined. Good coach!!!
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mtemplet28 months
Bet Miller is happy
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mtemplet28 months
Bet Miller is happy
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Woodman28 months
He was able to get Murray State into the Top 25. That’s quite an accomplishment on it’s own. A 30+ win season is very difficult to accomplish keeping all of the team sufficiently focused; that’s good coaching.
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TouchdownTony28 months
One of the things I heard Shaka talk about once was he thought it actually easier as G5 coach because the players don't leave early for the draft. Thats why you see these G5 type schools making runs in the NCAA. They have a starting lineup of juniors and seniors.
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Domeskeller28 months
They just don’t get paid as much at G5, which is why they leave.
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