DUBulldog wrote:No official announcements yet on his assistant coaches, but multiple sources are reporting two of his assistants. Sounds like there will be official announcement on Friday.
1. JR Blount will remain as assistant at Drake. He was brought in as DOBO 3 years ago and became an assistant coach last season. He is apparently somebody that all the players are very close to. Former Loyola player who has good connections in Chicago and Milwaukee.
2. Dave Thorson. Was an assistant at Minnesota under Clem Haskins in the early 90s, but has spent the last 23 years as head coach at DeLasalle High in Minneapolis area. Has won 9 state titles, including the last 6 years in a row. I would assume he has very strong connections in the Twin Cities area.
Don't know either of these two but if they have good connections in Chicago, Milwaukee and the
Twin Cities that should help Drake increase their quality of recruits to compete in the Valley.
I think Niko was a great hire for the Bulldogs!