LSU adds Sacramento State head coach to personnel

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Personnel WriterMay 22, 2024, 01:20 PM ET


    • Basketball recruiting insider.
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    • Graduate of University of Delaware.LSU is working with Sacramento State head coach David Patrick as Matt McMahon’s associate head coach, it was announced Wednesday.It will be Patrick’s second stint in Baton Rouge after serving on Johnny Jones’personnel from 2012 to 2016. Patrick has worked as head coach at Sacramento State for the past two seasons, going 14-18 in 2022-23 and 10-24

      last season. “He is an exceptional basketball coach and an elite employer who has affected winning at every stop on his journey, “McMahon said

      .”… I like Coach Patrick’s financial investment in player development and in building relationships. He has actually hired and assisted to establish multiple NBA draft chooses throughout his career. I anticipate the originalities, solutions, and energy he will give our program.”Patrick, the godfather of previous LSU star and present Brooklyn Internet protect Ben Simmons, has long been thought about one of the best recruiters in the country from his time as an assistant coach at Saint Mary’s, LSU, TCU, Arkansas and Oklahoma. In addition to his two seasons at Sacramento State, Patrick was likewise the head coach at UC Riverside from 2018 to 2020. He has actually likewise been an assistant coach for the Australian National Team given that 2019 and will be on its staff for the Olympics in Paris this summer.Patrick is LSU’s 2nd new assistant coach this spring, following McMahon’s hire of Jalen Courtney-Williams from Creighton last month.McMahon has actually been in charge of LSU since 2022, after seven seasons as head coach at Murray State. The Tigers had a hard time in

      his first season with a rebuilt lineup but completed connected for seventh in the SEC and reached the NIT.LSU is inviting three ESPN 100 prospects next season, led

      by top-50 employees Curtis Givens and Vyctorius Miller, along with impact transfers Jordan Sears( UT Martin)and Web Cam Carter (Kansas State ). Patrick becomes the 6th Department I head coach to leave for an assistant task this spring and the second this month after Wyoming’s Jeff Linder left to join Grant McCasland’s staff at Texas Tech.

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