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UNT's Jones to take over as LSU coach

UNT's Jones to take over as LSU coach

Johnny Jones had become the face of the UNT basketball program (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).

by JOE TRAHAN

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WFAA Sports

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 13 at 6:57 PM

LSU sources confirm Johnny Jones will take over the basketball program in Baton Rouge.

 
Jones led UNT to 5 straight 20-win season from 2007 -2011, with that run including a pair of NCAA tournament appearances and Sun Belt conference titles.  His overall record in Denton is 190-146 in 11 seasons.
 
As a freshman at LSU, Jones played on the Tigers 1981 Final Four team, and later served 12 seasons as an assistant under Dale Brown.  He was on the coaching staff when the Tigers returned to the Final Four in 1986.
 
Jones could not be reached for comment.  A press conference announcing the move is expected Monday.
 
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