Matt McMahon is taking over an LSU program in turmoil after the firing of Will Wade.

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McMahon will basically have to rebuild the Tigers’ roster from scratch, and might have to do so with NCAA sanctions stemming from Wade’s tenure.

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So, hiring a strong coaching staff will be important. Per college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, McMahon is bringing over former Murray State assistant Casey Long to join him in Baton Rouge:

Long spent 5 years at Murray State under McMahon. Interestingly, prior to his stop with the Racers, he worked at VCU under then-head coach Will Wade.

He has also worked as an assistant at Chattanooga, his alma mater.