McCray leaving LSU

TSD has learned LSU basketball assistant Korey McCray is parting ways with the program, leaving after one year on Johnny Jones' staff to pursue other opportunities. Come inside for the latest updates and discussion on potential replacements.

For the second straight offseason, LSU head men's basketball coach Johnny Jones will have to replace an assistant that lasted only one year on his staff.

A year ago it was Robert Kirby, who shuffled over to Memphis. This time around it's Korey McCray, LSU announced Thursday.

McCray, 35, was originally hired by Jones on June 12, 2013, available after he was part of the UCLA staff let go when Ben Howland was fired.

"It was a privilege to be at LSU on the coaching staff this past season and I know this program is moving forward in the right direction. I wish them nothing but great success in the future," McCray said in a release.

The Decatur, Ga., native and Mercer graduate served various stints as the CEO and head coach of the Atlanta Celtics, a nationally known AAU program, prior to his arrival at UCLA. He was also a graduate assistant at Florida State before spending time as an assistant at Chipola Junior College and Mercer.

With the departure of McCray, Jones now has one vacancy on his bench, which currently consists of assistants Charlie Leonard and David Patrick as well as Tom Kelsey, director of basketball operations.

"We want to thank Coach McCray for his time, energy and efforts that he put into our program last season," Jones said in that same release. "We wish him well as he embarks upon a new journey."

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