Sources: Rod Strickland set to join DePaul coaching staff

Rod Strickland - photo by Walter Cornett |
Rod Strickland – photo by Walter Cornett |

Former star Rod Strickland, an assistant coach under at and Kentucky, is set to return to his alma mater.  Amid changes to coach Oliver Purnell’s staff, Strickland was in the last interview stage Wednesday before joining the staff, sources have confirmed. At least one vacancy exists to replace dismissed Brian Ellerbe, who came with Purnell three years ago.

Purnell was not available to comment, but sources confirmed Strickland, 46, a hall of fame member and former who went on to a 17-year career, has been in talks with the head coach and was meeting with university officials to complete the process.

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