BREAKING: Ben Howland Headlines List of DePaul Coaching Candidates

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By Paul M. Banks

ESPN.com Insider listed the current strongest candidates for the open DePaul job. But they dropped the ball on this one. Rumors are UCLA’s Ben Howland is now the front-runner, and the large, Chicago Catholic school has thrown a very expensive multi-year offer at him. More from Bruins Nation.

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DePaul Courting ESPN’s Lavin as new Head Coach?

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By Paul M. Banks

DePaul needs a splash hire to revive their dormant program; and ESPN’s Steve Lavin could be it. The Blue Demons need someone to come in and convince local talent to stay home and start something, and I’m not convinced SIU’s Chris Lowery or Jazz Assistant (and former Blue Demon) Tyrone Corbin is that someone.

Then I saw this on the Twitter account of CBS’ Seth Davis yesterday:

“Some dish on DePaul job: Steve Lavin and Craig Robinson are interested. So is Isiah Thomas, but admin cool to him. Sleeper is Tony Barbee. 3:17 AM Mar 1st via TweetDeck

Lavin declined to comment on this situation.

Thus far, Lavin’s “World Wide Leader” star power makes him the most interesting name in the job mix. Here are the pros and cons:

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