Dale Brown coached Johnny Jones when he played for LSU from 1980-84 and later served as his boss as Jones as an LSU assistant for 13 years.
A statement from Brown regarding LSU’s hiring of Jones:
“I compliment Joe Alleva for making a thorough search with his staff (without
hiring an expensive search firm) to find the very best basketball coach for
LSU, Louisiana and all the LSU fans scattered around the world. We all got much more than just a basketball coach. We got a person of integrity, humor, superb work ethic, strong-willed, a unifier, a disciplinarian and a bright and pleasant gentleman. There is no down side with the ‘Bullet’ from DeRidder.
“HOLD ONTO YOUR SEATS. THIS WILL BE AN EXCITING RIDE!”