Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Will Wade was named the new LSU coach on Monday, the school announced.
The news was first reported by ESPN.
The former VCU coach agreed to a six-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $12 million, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
He had also reportedly been linked to the Clemson job before that school announced Brad Brownell would return for 2017-18.
Wade, 34, went 51-20 in two seasons at VCU, going to the NCAA Tournament both years. He is 91-45 in four years at Chattanooga and VCU.
A former Shaka Smart assistant at VCU, Wade replaces Johnny Jones who was officially fired on March 10 after LSU finished 10-21 with 15 straight losses.
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.