Alleva will earn pay with this search 

April, 10, 2012
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Joe Alleva's base salary as LSU's director of athletics is $525,000 a year, according to various reports.

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Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesShaka Smart would be a home-run hire for the LSU Tigers.
It's times like these when he earns it.

He's caught in a search for a men's basketball coach where a local candidate has emerged in Johnny Jones. But the North Texas coach isn't universally the local favorite. And that will make for an interesting and difficult dynamic for Alleva to navigate.
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