Loyola Chicago expected to announce Drew Valentine as coach early next week after Porter Moser’s departure to Oklahoma

CHICAGO — Loyola Chicago isn’t looking far or taking long to find a replacement for Porter Moser. Drew Valentine, a four-year Ramblers assistant, is in discussion to become the men’s basketball head coach, according to a source. A deal is being finalized, and a news conference announcing the decision is expected early next week. Moser on Friday accepted the head coaching job at Oklahoma, leaving a Loyola program he built into a robust midmajor over the course of a decade. Valentine was in his first season on staff when the Ramblers advanced to the Final Four in 2018 and was considered Moser’s …

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