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Bruce Weber bringing back Brad Korn as Kansas State basketball assistant

K-State coach Bruce Weber tries to keep his players in the game Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Big 12 Basketball Championship in the Sprint Center, as K-State lost to Kansas 85-63. (March 10, 2016)
K-State coach Bruce Weber tries to keep his players in the game Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 Big 12 Basketball Championship in the Sprint Center, as K-State lost to Kansas 85-63. (March 10, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber is bringing a familiar face back to his coaching staff.

Missouri State assistant Brad Korn has agreed to become K-State’s newest assistant coach, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

K-State is expected to officially announce the hire early next week, the source said. It was first reported by CBS Sports.

Korn has worked as an assistant at Missouri State since 2013. During that time the Bears went 44-52, qualifying for the CollegeInsider.com tournament in 2014 and missing the postseason the past two years.

Prior to that, Korn was a member of K-State’s support staff during the 2012-13 season, serving as director of basketball operations. That was Weber’s first year on the job. It was also his most successful. The Wildcats won 27 games that season, claiming a share of the Big 12 championship.

Weber and Korn share a long history. Korn played for Weber when he coached at Southern Illinois. Later, Korn worked as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois under K-State’s current associate head coach Chris Lowery.

Korn replaces former K-State assistant Alvin Brooks III, who left for a similar job at Baylor in early April.

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