LSU basketball assistant coach Robert Kirby has tendered his resignation from the program, confirmed the Tigers' athletic department Tuesday morning. He is leaving to take an assistant job at the University of Memphis under head coach Josh Pastner.
Kirby lasted just one season at LSU after bolting Georgetown to join Johnny Jones' staff last offseason. Prior to that he worked as an assistant at a number of schools, including Arkansas College, Arkansas-Little Rock, Southeastern Louisiana, Houston and Mississippi State.
"I totally enjoyed my year here at LSU," Kirby said. "It was very educational as well as enjoyable with the players that we had here to work with as well as the coaching staff. Baton Rouge and the LSU family is a great family and they welcomed me with open arms and I will never forget them. I will never forget the times I had here and the people I worked with. They were just outstanding."
In a release from the LSU athletic department, Jones thanked Kirby for his time and service.
"We would like to thank Coach Robert Kirby for the time and energy he put into our program this past year," said LSU men's head basketball Coach Johnny Jones. "His ability to recruit and his coaching ability were tremendous assets to our program. He is not only a terrific basketball coach, but an even better person."
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