CHARLOTTE – The talk wasn't all basketball for LSU head coach Johnny Jones at SEC Tipoff Wednesday afternoon, largely because business crept into the discussion.
The Board of Supervisors has put on its latest agenda a proposed contract extension and raise for the former Tiger player and assistant entering his third year leading the program.
The proposed two-year extension would take Jones through the 2018-19 season, and he would make an additional $400,000 a year, taking Jones to $1.5 million annually.
Reacting to that news inside the Ballantyne Hotel, Jones was pleased not only from a personal standpoint but from the perspective of the program.
"I'm excited because it gives us an opportunity as a staff and a program to continue to move forward," Jones said. "I'm glad that our athletic director and our chancellor have shown and given us that type of support. I think that's important for any program. My family and I are very appreciative of that."
Watch the video below where Jones also talks on-court matters, such as the development of Jordan Mickey, how young guys like Mickey and Arkansas forward Bobby Portis shape the conference this season and plenty more.
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