Bobby Hurley is DePaul front-runner

Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has emerged as the front-runner for the DePaul job, multiple sources told ESPN.

Hurley, 43, is a former Duke star and NBA point guard who took the Bulls to the NCAA tournament this year, just his second heading up the program. Hurley previously was an assistant under his brother, Danny, at Wagner and Rhode Island.

One source told ESPN that Hurley, whose team lost to West Virginia in the round of 64, is expected to interview this weekend at DePaul. He would replace Oliver Purnell, who was 54-105 in five seasons.

Parker Executive Search is helping DePaul with the process. It's the same company that was hired for the Buffalo men's basketball opening a couple of years ago.

Sources told ESPN that Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew and former DePaul star and NBA coach Tyrone Corbin also are in the mix.