Update: LSU has announced the hiring of David Patrick as Associate Head Coach.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome David Patrick and his family to our LSU coaching staff,” said Coach McMahon. “He is an outstanding basketball coach and an elite recruiter who has impacted winning at every stop on his journey. Coach Patrick brings tremendous experience and success to our program. He has been a Division I Head Coach, an assistant coach for the Australian National Team winning a bronze medal in the 2021 Olympics, and has coached in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

“I love Coach Patrick’s investment in player development and in building relationships. He has recruited and helped to develop multiple NBA Draft picks throughout his career. I look forward to the new ideas, solutions, and energy he will bring to our program. We can’t wait to get started this summer.”

Sacramento State led the Big Sky Conference in rebound margins the last two seasons and finished among the top 25 teams in the nation both years. His 2023-24 team advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament, the first time the team had won two games at the postseason event since joining the league in 1996.

Patrick is known as a top-flight recruiter and helped bring LSU a top 5 recruiting class in 2013 and 2015. That 2015 class included No. 1 ranked high school player Ben Simmons, who now plays for the Brooklyn Nets; No. 15 Antonio Blakeney, who has become a star in the Chinese Basketball League; and, No. 39 Brandon Sampson, who has carved out a solid professional career, currently playing in the Canadian league.
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ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Borzello is reporting that Sacramento State head coach David Patrick is joining Matt McMahon's staff as Associate Head Coach.

This will be Patrick's second time on LSU's staff, as he was an assistant under Johnny Jones from 2012-2016 and helped recruit his godson Ben Simmons to Baton Rouge.

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LSUmudman23 days
But…..but…. Is he woke?
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TheWalrus24 days
But why?
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jlbasm24 days
So he’s a nobody rocking a sport coat - got it
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GoneFishing2124 days
Would you know if he was a somebody?
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I wish LSU could win a championship in mens basketball.
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ATLTiger24 days
Are there any more Simmons kids out there?
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lsu4life7724 days
Thought he sounded familiar. Are we starting a new Australian pipeline?
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cbree8824 days
Add basketball head coach to you article title
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mdomingue24 days
I agree.
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Buschwacker24 days
Yeah he gone
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