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Breaking: Wainwright out at DePaul

UPDATE At 10:48 p.m.

I have confirmed that Jerry Wainwright will be replaced as head basketball coach at DePaul. The announcement will be made at an 11:00 a.m. press conference on the DePaul campus. Both DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto and Wainwright will attend the press conference.

Wainwright leaves during his fifth season at DePaul, after replacing Dave Leitao, who left to become the head coach at Virginia. Wainwright won 20 games in his second season as the head coach of the Blue Demons. But things have gone downhill since, culminating with last season's team going 0-18 in the Big East Conference.

This season the Blue Demons are off to an 0-3 start in conference play and are 7-8 overall. Wainwright is under contract through the end of the 2011-12 season at a reported salary of nearly $800,000 per year. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that Wainwright suffered leg injuries in a sideline collision during DePaul's loss to Villanova.  

Webster, in his first season on the DePaul staff, was a prep star at Thornton HS in suburban Harvey before playing at Wisconsin, where he was named to the All Big Ten team three times. He had been an assistant coach at Illinois, Purdue, Kentucky, and Ball State before being named a DePaul assistant last April.

Tune in to Sports Central at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening for the latest. 
Original Post

Sources in the college basketball coaching world have confirmed to me that Jerry Wainwright will be replaced as DePaul's men's basketball coach at an 11 a.m. press conference tomorrow.

Both Jean Lenti Ponsetto and Wainwright will be in attendance at the press conference.

Assistant Tracy Webster is expected to take over for the remainder of the season.



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backslap said:

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Yawn....DePaul basketball is about as relevent these days on the Chicago sports scene as their neighbors at the All-State the Wolves...check that the Wolves had 14,000 the other night, it would take DePaul three games to draw that many fans.

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