Is LSU an appealing job for a basketball coach because there’s a chance to move up quickly in the SEC?
To one former Tigers leader, that’s the case.
Former LSU coach John Brady spoke with Culotta & T-Bob on 104.5/104.9 ESPN-FM in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. During the conversation, Brady, who coached the Tigers from 1997-2008, suggested that it’s an appealing time to enter the SEC.
“I think it’s a great time to come into the SEC,” Brady said on the show, via The Advocate. “You can make some moves from the bottom to at least mid-pack pretty quickly, based on some of the other teams.”
That’s an interesting opinion, and it seems possible that Brady is right.
The SEC isn’t known for its basketball strength, even though commissioner Greg Sankey claimed progress Monday with five conference teams invited to the NCAA Tournament.
LSU is seeking a basketball coach after firing Johnny Jones last Friday. LSU is coming off a letdown 10-21 season that capped a five-year run for Jones in Baton Rouge. The Tigers appeared in the NCAA Tournament once under Jones, after their 2014-15 season.
Of course, the upcoming hire will be important for LSU. There’s no reason to believe that the Tigers can’t become more relevant within the SEC.
Brady, 62, coached at Arkansas State after leaving LSU. He resigned after the 2015-16 season.