AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts coach Travis Ford doesn't
want to be considered for the coaching job vacancy at LSU.
"I would like to make clear that I do not want to be considered
for the head job at LSU," Ford said in a statement released
Tuesday night by UMass.
"There has been a lot of misinformation circulating about me
and the job at LSU. I feel that it is necessary to state that I do
not want to be considered for the job."
The Minutemen went 25-11 this past season, his third at the
school, and lost the NIT championship to Ohio State 92-85 last
Ford, whose name had been among those mentioned in connection
with the LSU vacancy, also said he was looking forward to coaching
the Minutemen next season and had not talked with any other
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