I, along with all the other Ole Miss fans am putting out a sigh of relief. Andy Kennedy was rumored to be on their short list. Think of the torture it would have been to see Andy Kennedy go to Red Stick and beat Ole Miss year in and year out.
I don't know a whole lot about Trent Johnson other than he only won more than Stanford made the Sweet 16 this season. Here is Johnson's record by year at Stanford (stolen from Wikipedia)
|2004-2005||Stanford||18-13||11-7||NCAA First Round|
|2005-2006||Stanford||16-14||11-7||NIT Second Round|
|2006-2007||Stanford||18-13||10-8||NCAA First Round|
|2007-2008||Stanford||28-8||13-5||Pac-10 Tournament runner-up; NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
He's certainly good, but let's look at John Brady's record at LSU.
|1999–2000||LSU||28-6||12-4||1st (West)||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2001–2002||LSU||19-15||6-10||T-4th (West)||NIT 2nd Round|
|2002–2003||LSU||21-11||8-8||T-2nd (West)||NCAA 1st Round|
|2003–2004||LSU||18-11||8-8||T-2nd (West)||NIT 1st Round|
|2004–2005||LSU||20-10||12-4||T-1st (West)||NCAA 1st Round|
|2005–2006||LSU||27-9||14-2||1st (West)||NCAA Final Four|
Granted, Brady had a terrible year this year. 8-13 as a coach is awful. Still, it's one bad year due to a lot of injuries. I'm just not sure that Trent Johnson is significantly better than a coach who took LSU to the final four three years ago.