Forrest resigns from LSU hoops staff

Recently hired LSU assistant men's basketball coach Shawn Forrest resigned for personal reasons, head coach Johnny Jones announced Monday in an LSU news release.

Forrest was on Jones' staff at North Texas and joined Jones at LSU in April.

"I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Coach Jones and LSU," Forrest said in the news release. "There are personal matters that have taken priority that I need to give immediate attention."

Jones said in the release that a search for a replacement has already begun.

"I will move quickly to fill out the coaching staff so we can continue preparations for the coming season," Jones said. "I think Shawn for his contributions and will continue to support him in his further pursuits."