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Stanford's Trent Johnson is headed for LSU

Original post made on Apr 9, 2008

Louisiana radio station WGSO is reporting that LSU is set to hire Stanford's Trent Johnson as its new head basketball coach. The Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Johnson was in the final year of his contract at Stanford, and was scheduled to meet later this week with Stanford Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby about an extension. Johnson apparently spoke with LSU representatives during the Final Four in San Antonio.

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Comments (6)

Posted by chris, a resident of University South
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

congratulations to Trent on getting a high-paying job;
a lot of people in this area can relate to that objective

Posted by Bill, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 9, 2008 at 5:35 pm

If only Monty had waited a week or so before signing at Cal. This is rather ironic.

Posted by post lopez duet, a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Johnson and Montgomery knew that there was a big downside to Stanford's fortunes once the Lopez twins turned pro. Without super quick, athletic guards that can hit 3's in their sleep, and bruising post up inside leapers, there's no way the Cardinal will compete with the best of the Pac 10. Neither J or M could recruit with the effectiveness of other schools because of the Stanford admissions office mindset on "scholar athlete" model freshmen.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

In the past Stanford has had great teams and great scholar-athletes - men and women.
It will again and more power to the University for sticking to its ideals.

Posted by chris, a resident of University South
on Apr 10, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I don't think Stanford wants or needs a BB coach who is insulted if he isn't making $1.5M/year.

Posted by SKC, a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2008 at 5:45 pm

1.5 mil per year seems like poverty coaching pay in the Bay Area to me. Billy D is getting 3.5 mill per yer in cheap to live Gainesville,FL ...but does have a few NC rings to deserve to earn it.

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