Brown joins Jones for ‘Tipoff Luncheon’

Former LSU men’s basketball coach Dale Brown will be the guest speaker for Tuesday’s “Tipoff Luncheon With Johnny Jones.”

The monthly luncheons are held at the L’Auberge Resort off Nicholson Drive, south of the LSU campus. The luncheon will be held at the Bon Temps Buffet located on the main floor of the L’Auberge. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $13.95 per person. The luncheon buffet is open to the public at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin about 12:10 p.m.

Brown took the Tigers to four Southeastern Conference titles and two NCAA Final Fours during his 25 years as coach (1972-97). He also recruited Jones from DeRidder High to come to LSU. Jones played on the 1981 NCAA Final Four team. Jones then joined Brown’s coaching staff and was part of the LSU staff when LSU when to its second Final Four under Brown in 1986.

The guest for the Feb. 5 luncheon will be Bob Pettit, who played on LSU’s first team to go to the national semifinals in 1953.