DePaul zeroing in on hiring Kenny Payne — current Knicks and former Kentucky assistant — to be its next basketball coach

CHICAGO — DePaul is zeroing in on New York Knicks assistant coach and former Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne, a source confirmed to the Chicago Tribune. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news and wrote Payne will interview for the opening to replace Dave Leitao, who was fired last week. DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy worked closely with Payne when they were together at Kentucky. Peevy was at Kentucky for 12 seasons, working his way up to serve as deputy athletic director for seven years. Payne was an assistant and later associate coach from 2010-20. Payne joined the K…

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