BATON ROUGE — LSU Associate Head Basketball Coach Butch Pierre said Monday that he has withdrawn his name from the search for a head basketball coach at Louisiana-Lafayette and intends to remain in his current position with the Tigers.

“The University of Louisiana Lafayette is a nice place,” Pierre said. “My wife (Clemmie) and I enjoyed our interview. We have decided it is best to stay at LSU. I think that we have something happening here very special the next couple of years. I believe we can make it to a Final Four and compete for a national championship and I want to be a part of that.”

Pierre has been a member of the LSU staff since the 1997-98 season, first as assistant coach and the last two years as associate head coach on John Brady’s staff.