Monday, April 12, 2010
DePaul's Ponsetto confident with city ties
DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto is comfortable with her choice of Oliver Purnell as the Blue Demons men's basketball coach, despite some grumbling by certain Chicago Public League coaches.
"You always feel bad, because everybody has an opinion, and everybody has somebody that they're rooting for that they'd like to see get the job," Lenti Ponsetto told Jonathan Hood on ESPN 1000. "And I appreciate what our Public League coaches are saying.
"Many of them weighed in and told me who they thought -- or who they felt -- would have been a good hire in our situation."
Some coaches expressed concerns that Purnell, who coached the last seven seasons at Clemson, is not a "Chicago guy," and could have difficulty recruiting the city.