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LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones will return to coach next season

LSU finished the 2015-16 season with a 19-14 record. (Nola.com) LSU finished the 2015-16 season with a 19-14 record. (Nola.com)
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After a disappointing 19-14 season for the LSU basketball team, many questioned the future of head coach Johnny Jones.

Today LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva ended such talk of an early dismissal by telling Yahoo Sports "He's not making a change." Alleva went on to add "Go ahead and put that out there," to Pat Forde of Yahoo.

With the arrival of freshman phenom Ben Simmons on campus, an NCAA Tournament berth appeared to be a lock for the Tigers. An underachieving non-conference showing and an embarrassing 71-38 loss to Texas A&M in the SEC Tourney semi-finals ended those predictions.

Jones faces a major roster overhaul this upcoming season with the loss of Simmons to the NBA. Guard Keith Hornsby graduates, and guard Tim Quarterman could opt for the NBA with Simmons.

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