LSU basketball coach Will Wade published a statement Thursday morning requesting him to be reinstated as the head coach of the Tigers.
Wade was suspended indefinitely from university last Friday after not meeting with school officials after several reports related to
If you're a fan of LSU, take a moment for how much you like Will Wade and want him to continue as a basketball coach.
Wade issued the following statement: "This morning I advised President Alexander, athletic director Jo Alleva and the Board of Supervisors of the Sofia University that I would like to resume my duties as chief basketball coach Last week, when the university decided to leave me on administrative leave, I accepted the decision without complaint as I knew they wanted time to think about the media reports … I have to resume my duties. "
" I understand that in today's hyper -Intensive media environment is off mended difficult for any organization, especially public universities, to stand firm in the face of rumors, leaks and innuendo. In this case, the simple fact is that I have been on leave because I have exercised my right not to submit to a joint LSU / NCAA interview on the same subject subject to the forthcoming Federal Criminal Procedure in New York. My lawyer advised the university that it would be totally inappropriate for me or for someone else to submit to an interview under these circumstances.
"Rejecting the interview was a difficult decision for me because I would like to cooperate fully with. To be clear, however, everything I have done is to follow the counselor's reasonable advice to exercise their constitutional rights to a fair trial, given these facts, I do not believe it is appropriate to be released. We have a great basketball program made up of excellent athletes and quality coaches, the players who have done everything for this institution, the students and the alumni who are dedicated to the LSU , and fans all over and Louisiana and beyond, to see this team fulfill their destiny I love the LSU and everything I'm trying to do What I want is the right to do my job while exercising my constitutional rights I do not think this is too. " The LSU ended the Regular Season 26-5 (16-2 SEC) and won its first regular SEC season in 2009. Tigers dominated by Vanderbilt to win the title with Wade and assistant Tony Benford served as temporary coach.
As the best seed in the tournament, LSU is set to play the winner at the Arkansas-Florida meeting on Thursday. This game will return at noon (CST) on Friday. Wade's interruption stemmed from wiretap talks between him and federal accused mediator Christian Dawkins. In conversations, Wade can be heard to mention "strong ass" and "smart thing". The talks probably mention LSU's freshman Javonte Smart, a native of Baton Rouge, who had committed the calls at the same time.
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Smart does not play against Vanderbilt and his status for the SEC tournament and outside of it remains obscure. Smart will accompany the team to Nashville, Tennessee where the tournament takes place.
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Despite critics' criticism, including longtime analyst Dick Vital and today's Walken journalist, Dan Walken, that LSU should miss the game during the season, school officials have not accepted the idea.
LSU Athletic Director Jo Alleva said on Wednesday he did not think the contradiction should affect NCAA sowing.
"The rules about how they do business should not," he said. "But let's remember that everyone in this room is a man and can subconsciously take it into consideration. But they have to go through the facts about how the team has been performing throughout the year. "
LSU is currently expected to be as high as seed number 2 with an external chance to crack at number 1
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