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Robert Kirby leaving LSU for Memphis

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BATON ROUGE – LSU men's basketball coach Robert Kirby is leaving one Tiger program for another one. Kirby has joined the University of Memphis staff as an assistant coach.

The Memphis native returns home after one year with LSU and head coach Johnny Jones.

"I totally enjoyed my year here at LSU," Kirby said. "It was very educational as well as enjoyable with the players that we had here to work with as well as the coaching staff. Baton Rouge and the LSU family is a great family and they welcomed me with open arms and I will never forget them. I will never forget the times I had here and the people I worked with. They were just outstanding."

Kirby has served as an assistant coach at Arkansas College, Arkansas-Little Rock, Southeastern Louisiana, Houston, Mississippi State, Georgetown and LSU.

"We would like to thank Coach Robert Kirby for the time and energy he put into our program this past year," said LSU men's head basketball Coach Johnny Jones. "His ability to recruit and his coaching ability were tremendous assets to our program. He is not only a terrific basketball coach, but an even better person."

Kirby is considered one of the top assistant coaches and recruiters in the country.

 

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