Sunday, March 29, 2015

News On The Horizon 3/29/2015

Sharp: MSU refuses to lose, marches on to Final Four--The Detroit Free Press

Dave Leitao returns as head coach at DePaul--CollegeBasketballTalk
Leitao’s name was brought to DePaul’s administration through the Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search firm. Other candidates to interview for the DePaul head coaching job included Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley and UTEP head coach Tim Floyd. Valparaiso head coach Bryce Drew’s name had also been linked to the DePaul job during the search process.
DePaul tries to recapture past success by bringing back Dave Leitao--The Dagger
DePaul announced Sunday it has hired Leitao to fill the vacancy created when the school parted ways with Oliver Purnell earlier this month. It's a surprising choice considering the Blue Demons reportedly had been targeting promising up-and-comers like Bryce Drew of Valparaiso and Bobby Hurley of Buffalo.
Report: Dave Leitao to return to DePaul as head coach--The Catch and Shoot
The athletics department interviewed, Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley, who both brought their mid-major schools to the NCAA Tournament this season. Both coaches turned down the job, reports said.

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