Possible LSU Basketball Head Coaching Target, Jerome Tang, Hired by K-State

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LSU basketball faithful can cross a possible head coach of their list.

Jerome Tang, previously an assistant coach and recruiting guru for the Baylor Bears, has been snapped up by Baylor’s Big 12 rival Kansas State according to reports.

Tang recently received the majority of the vote (among serious possibilities) in a Twitter poll conducted by Death Valley Voice, although Shaquille O’Neal, who almost certainly will not be coaching at LSU next season, actually won the poll.

K-State administrators flew to Texas today to hammer out the contract details with Tang, and all indications are that the two have come to an accord.

Perhaps this is bad news for LSU, but it is unclear if Tang was ever an actual high priority target for the administration.

While Tang has been a hot name in this recent edition of the coaching carousel, it may be that LSU’s administration did not feel Tang was as strong of a candidate for the position as many thought him to be.

Yes, Tang has been rumored to be a key factor in Baylor’s recent success, including the 2021 National Championship, but he does not have the head coaching experience that LSU may be looking for.

For now, LSU basketball continues its search for a new head coach, and it appears there’s a new name for LSU fans to keep their eyes.

FanSided’s Scott Rogust dropped a scoop by Jeff Goodman just minutes ago that Murray State’s Matt McMahon is “in the mix” for the position.

McMahon has been wildly successful at Murray State, and that experience could translate very well at a program like LSU’s where winning is expected and resources and talent are more plentiful.

LSU fans will have to continue to bide their time and keep their ears to the ground for news about LSU’s next head basketball coach; however, the pace of the search is certainly heating up as more and more promising candidates bow out of the NCAA tournament.

Patience is a virtue. Hopefully, it will soon be rewarded with a hire that fires the LSU basketball faithful up for a new chapter in the program’s history.