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Report: Johnny Jones to take over at LSU

Johnny Jones, who has served as the head coach at North Texas the last 11 seasons, will reportedly take over the vacancy at LSU.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday that Jones, who played collegiately at LSU (1980-84) and was an assistant for the Tigers for 14 years (1984-97), would become the new head coach with a press conference likely on Monday.

LSU needs a replacement for Trent Johnson, who resigned to take the job at TCU. Johnson went 67-64 in four years as head coach at LSU. The Tigers went 18-15 this past season and lost in the first round of the NIT.

Jones engineered North Texas to an 18-14 record this past season. He's 190-146 during his tenure at the school. That includes a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

Prior to his time at North Texas, Jones served as the head coach at Memphis for one season (1999-2000) and went 15-16 overall.

During his playing days at LSU, Jones appeared on the Tigers' 1981 Final Four team. He also helped coach LSU to the 1986 Final Four.