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Oliver Purnell faces ultimate challenge

After bolting Clemson for DePaul, veteran coach has plenty of questions to answer

Originally Published: September 28, 2010
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- If college basketball coaches could all agree on one thing, it might be this: A cool office is non-optional.

Coaches stuff their offices with memorabilia. Paint them the colors of their schools. Cover their walls with photos.

The coach's office is a shrine, a man-cave, a trophy case and a high-powered business environment wrapped neatly in one oversized space. At the risk of generalizing, coaches love their offices.

So what does it say that new DePaul coach Oliver ...

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