Photo Gallery | SLIDESHOW: Coach Johnny Jones speaking at Rotary
LSU Men's Basketball Coach Johnny Jones spoke at the Rotary Club on Wednesday, June 13. He talked about the upcoming season and what fans can expect.
Jones told the crowd that he had a "great" job but when the opportunity presented itself to coach at his alma mater he couldn't pass it up.
"I knew this was a special place," said Jones who played on the LSU basketball team as well as served as an assistant coach.
He promised to create excitement for the fans.
"We're going to make sure they (the players) understand what we're asking them to do," he says. "We're going to make sure they take care of business in the classroom and make sure they play with passion, purpose, and pride and they're playing for the name on the front of the jersey not the back."
He also says the game will be "uptempo."
And he lives by the philosopy of HIT--playing hard, intelligent, and together.