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Sources: Rod Strickland set to join DePaul coaching staff

Former DePaul star Rod Strickland, an assistant coach under John Calipari at Memphis and Kentucky, is set to return to his alma mater.

Rod Strickland - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

– photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Former star Rod Strickland, an assistant coach under at and , 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 DePaul hall of fame member and former All-American who went on to a 17-year NBA career, has been in talks with the DePaul head coach and was meeting with university officials to complete the process.

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