CHICAGO — Former Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe has been hired as an assistant at DePaul.

Ellerbe spent last season as an assistant at George Washington after an eight-year absence from the sideline.

He was fired in 2001 after four years at Michigan. He took the team to the NCAA tournament in his first season in Michigan, but the Wolverines slumped over the following three years and his final record was 62-60 — 26-38 in the Big Ten.

Ellerbe joins the staff of first-year coach Oliver Purnell.

Copyright 2010 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Watch & Listen LIVE