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HOUSTON- The Texas Southern University has welcomed veteran coach Johnny Jones as its new head men's basketball coach.

Prior to arriving at Texas Southern Jones served as associate head coach at the University of Nevada. There he helped guide the program to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.txso johnny jonesJones

Jones arrival at Nevada followed a five-year span at LSU where he served as head coach compiling a 90-72 record.

LSU hired Jones after a successful 11-year stint at North Texas where he took the Mean Green to two NCAA tournaments while compiling a 190-146 overall record.

During a 17 year career in which he has amassed a 295-234 overall mark he also spent one year as interim head coach at Memphis where his team went 15-16 prior to him taking the head coaching job at North Texas.

Jones played at LSU from 1980-84 and was an assistant coach under Dale Brown for a total of 13 seasons.

His 90 victories at the university was the most of any coach at LSU in their first five years and he concluded his career there as the fourth-winningest coach in the programs' storied history.

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