OT - Breaking open the bank


[i]Big-name coaches come with big price tags.

That’s especially true in the Big East. It cost Louisville to bring in Rick Pitino. West Virginia did the same with Bob Huggins. Villanova has had to pay to keep Jay Wright. Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim are compensated nicely.

DePaul gets that.

Speaking for the first time about DePaul’s coaching opening, athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto said Tuesday that the university wasn’t going to cut any financial corners in its search. The next Blue Demons coach can be expected to be paid comparably to the likes of Boeheim, Calhoun, Huggins, Pitino and Wright.[/i]

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