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Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
LSU has formally announced the hire of Tony Benford who will join the Basketball staff as an assistant coach under Will Wade. Per LSUSports.net:
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“I am excited to have Tony Benford join our staff,” said Coach Wade. “Tony is the next step in our efforts to build a winning basketball program that all LSU fans can be proud of. His experience as both a head coach and long-time assistant on the recruiting trail will help us in our stated mission to recruit the best players that want to come to LSU and make LSU a consistent winner. Tony is also a fine on-court coach and his track record shows that he is able to develop players that can live out their dreams once they have finished at LSU.”

The 53-year-old Benford served as the assistant and later associate head coach at Marquette (2008-12). In his distinguished career as an assistant he worked at New Mexico (1992-98), Arizona State (1998-06) and Nebraska (2006-08).

During that time, he was tabbed by Basketball Times, Fox Sports and Hoop Scoop as one of the country’s top assistant coaches in Division I basketball.
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saint tiger22587 months
Hope he can help us in the Houston area that Wade mentioned in his presser. Excited for him and can't wait to see the other hires.
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Random LSU Hero87 months
Very solid, well-rounded hire.
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GeauxTGRZ87 months
Great hire
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