Korn named DBO at K-State

K-State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber announced the hiring of former Southern Illinois player and assistant coach Brad Korn as the program’s director of operations on Tuesday.

Korn is the third member of the Weber’s initial coaching staff at K-State, which includes assistant coaches Chris Lowery and Alvin Brooks III.

Much like Lowery, Korn has ties to Weber after playing his first four years (1999-2003) for him at Southern Illinois. He redshirted his first season in 1999-2000 before playing the next three years for Weber. He concluded his playing career for current Purdue head coach Matt Painter in 2003-04 before spending the next eight years (2004-12) as an assistant coach for Lowery at SIU.

Korn arrives at K-State after an eight-year stint at Southern Illinois (2004-12), including the last six years as a full-time assistant for Chris Lowery. He helped the Salukis post a 145-116 (.556) overall record with four postseason appearances, two Missouri Valley Conference Championships and one State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title. The squad won 20 or more games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament on three occasions (2005, 2006, 2007) during his tenure as an assistant coach, including a 2007 trip to the Sweet 16. He was a graduate assistant at SIU his first two years before being elevated to a full-time assistant coach on Jan. 31, 2006.

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