The Furman Paladins will enter the 2013-14 men’s basketball season with a new head coach on the bench.
The Paladins hired former Furman and Colorado State assistant coach Niko Medved, who will replace Jeff Jackson.
Medved worked as a graduate assistant for the Minnesota Golden Gophers before going to Furman for seven seasons as an assistant coach. During Medved’s first stint with the Paladins, Furman posted three consecutive winning seasons and made an appearance in the Southern Conference championship in over 20 years. Medved then spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado State. The Rams made the 2012 NCAA Tournament as an at-large team, the school’s first at-large bid in 22 years.
Tonight, Medved joined us to talk about his time at Colorado State, his expectations for Furman and the work he must do to improve the Paladin program.
AUDIO: Niko Medved [9:44]