Former Tulane coach Ed Conroy is expected to join Richard Pitino's Gophers staff as an assistant, according to sources.

Conroy, 49, spent six seasons leading Tulane's basketball program before being fired in March after a 12-22 season. In 10 seasons as a Division I head coach, he compiled a record of 141-179, including four seasons at The Citadel from 2006-10.

The Davenport, Iowa native had assistant coaching jobs at Coastal Carolina, Tennessee, Tulsa, Furman, Virginia Military Institute and North Carolina State.

Conroy replaces Nate Pomeday, who left his position to be the associate commissioner in charge of men's basketball for the American Athletic Conference.'s Evan Daniels first reported earlier Friday that Pitino will hire Conroy to his staff.