A 'Wow' factor DePaul didn't want

Updated: April 6, 2010, 3:36 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago area's top high school and AAU basketball coaches have nothing against Oliver Purnell, who took over as DePaul's men's head basketball coach on Tuesday.

They just don't know him.

And that's the problem some of them have with DePaul hiring Purnell away from Clemson.

"I've been CEO of the Fire for the past five years," said Mike Irvin, whose AAU team possesses a good portion of the area's top talent. "I've been at my father's side for the ...

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