Purnell leaves Clemson for DePaul

Updated: April 7, 2010, 2:13 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- DePaul agreed with Clemson men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell late Monday on a seven-year contract that will pay Purnell well beyond the $1.6 million salary he was making with the Tigers.

"DePaul presents a great opportunity,'' Purnell told ESPN.com Tuesday morning.

The stunning hire -- culminated shortly after the Duke-Butler NCAA national championship game -- salvaged a search for a new coach that lasted nearly three months.

In his introductory press ...

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