Leitao has spent three seasons coaching DePaul

Updated: April 8, 2005, 11:51 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Virginia officials interviewed DePaul basketball coach Dave Leitao for the Cavaliers' coaching vacancy Friday.

DePaul sports information director Scott Reed said Virginia asked DePaul for permission to talk to Leitao, who was attending a basketball tournament for NBA prospects in Portsmouth, Virginia.

He says Leitao talked to Virginia officials Friday morning and was back on the Chicago campus by afternoon.

Leitao attended the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament to watch two DePaul seniors, Drake Diener and Quemont Greer.

Virginia is seeking a replacement for Pete Gillen, who resigned after seven seasons.

Leitao has compiled a 58-34 record in three seasons at DePaul. He was an assistant to Jim Calhoun at Connecticut when the Huskies won the national championship in 1999.

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