Momir Gajic is entering his first season as a member of the University of Rhode Island men's basketball coaching staff. Gajic, 30, joins the Rams after spending a year coaching at the Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. - one of the top prep school basketball programs in the country. While there, Gajic worked with head coach Chris Cheney in developing numerous NCAA Division I student-athletes. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, spent the 2003-04 season working with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the scouting and video departments. As a full-time assistant to both the director of player personnel and director of international scouting, Gajic provided live game and video evaluation of USA-based and international player prospects. He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in international business. Gajic was a standout for the Sailfish basketball program, serving as team captain while leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior. He was also honored with an Outstanding Student-Athlete award by the NABC.