According to a TWEET by Jon Rothestein, LSU has parted ways with head coach Will Wade.
Earlier this week, LSU received a notice of allegations from the NCAA surrounding the FBI pay for play scandal that Wade was squarely in the middle of.
LSU, currently 22-11 (9-9 SEC) lost 79-67 last night in the SEC Tournament. According to Rothstein, assistant coach Kevin Nickleberry will serve as the interim head coach as LSU awaits word on any post season opportunities.
Wade put together a 105-51 (.673) record in his five-seasons at LSU. He has also been the head coach at VCU and Chattanooga. Wade owns a career mark of 196-96 (.671).
Wade came under fire during HBO’s coverage of the scandal, when he was caught on tape saying the following, “Cause I went to him with a strong-ass offer about a month ago,” Wade said on the wiretap. “(Expletive) strong. Now, the problem was, I know why he didn’t take it now. It was tilted toward the family a little bit. But I mean, it was a (expletive) hell of an offer. Like, a hell of an offer. Especially for a kid that’s going to be a two- or three-year kid. I’ve made deals for as good a players as him that were a lot simpler than this.”
This story will be updated as it develops.