LSU to hire VCU's Will Wade as next coach


VCU’s Will Wade has reached an agreement in principle to become the next coach at LSU, a source told CBS Sports.

A formal announcement is expected soon.

He’s replacing Johnny Jones.

Wade, 34, just led the Rams to consecutive NCAA Tournaments. His career record — from two years at Chattanooga and two years at VCU — is 91-45 overall and 55-15 in league games. He’s now the fourth consecutive Rams coach to win and bolt — joining Jeff Capel (Oklahoma), Anthony Grant (Alabama) and Shaka Smart (Texas).

Rice’s Mike Rhoades and Mount St. Mary’s Jamion Christian, both of whom are former VCU assistants, are candidates to replace Wade at the Atlantic 10 school, a source told CBSSports. Other candidates include East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes, NC Central’s LeVelle Moton and Monmouth’s King Rice.

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