The pieces of Niko Medved’s coaching staff at Drake appear to be falling into place.
A source with direct knowledge of the hiring process told the Register on Tuesday that Dave Thorson, the longtime coach at DeLaSalle High School in Minnesota, is expected to join the Drake men’s basketball coaching staff. An official announcement is set for Friday.
Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune first reported the news.
In addition to Thorson, JR Blount will be retained as an assistant, according to a source. Blount first came to Drake in 2014, hired by former coach Ray Giacoletti as the director of basketball operations. In 2016, Giacoletti promoted Blount to assistant coach.