Next in Line?

The following is a list of prospective coaches to replace John Brady as the head coach of the LSU Tigers.

Butch Pierre – LSU Assistant Coach

An 11-year veteran assistant at LSU, Pierre has played and coached in the SEC and is well known as a top-notch recruiter. He has been speculated for a number of jobs and it may be his time to become a head coach. Pierre is known as being a player's coach and is well-liked by the team.

John Treloar – LSU Assistant Coach

Brady brought Treloar on board four seasons ago and his offensive influence was obvious. A brilliant X's and O's guy, Treloar was a successful head coach in the Continental Basketball Association and was an assistant on the 2002 Indiana team that played for the national title.

Johnny Jones – North Texas Head Coach

Jones is no stranger to Baton Rouge. A longtime assistant and player under former coach Dale Brown, Jones was a great recruiter, but was infamously linked to the Lester Earl scandal in the late 1990s. He has done well at North Texas and may get a look.

Anthony Grant – Virginia Commonwealth Head Coach

Grant, who was a longtime assistant under Billy Donovan at Florida and was tabbed to replace him before he reneged on an offer from the NBA, is the hottest name in the rumor mill. He took VCU to the NCAA Tournament last season and upset Duke in the first round.

Tony Bennett – Washington State Head Coach

Bennett was named the national coach of the year last season after taking Washington State to the Big Dance. His wife is a Baton Rouge native.

Scott Drew – Baylor Head Coach

Drew has produced a miracle in Waco by resurrecting the Baylor basketball program. His father, Homer, was an assistant under Dale Brown.

Travis Ford – UMass Head Coach

A former standout guard at Kentucky, Ford was hired at Amherst by LSU president John Lombardi and would be a nice fit back in the SEC.

Bobby Knight – Former Texas Tech and Indiana Head Coach

Recently resigned as the head coach at Texas Tech, "The General" alluded that his coaching days aren't over just yet. The winningest coach in Division I basketball history, Knight is a favorite of Lombardi.


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