Dave Leitao hires Rick Carter as assistant coach

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Rick Carter will join Bill Garrett Sr. as an assistant coach on the DePaul men’s basketball staff, Scout’s Brian Snow reported.

Carter will jump over from fellow Big East school Xavier, where he held the same position he will take over as DePaul.

Carter will be a part of new DePaul head coach Dave Leitao’s staff starting in the 2015-2016 season. The two previously worked together under Frank Haith at Missouri and was an assistant with a primary focus on recruiting in Midwest states. The 35-year-old is Leitao’s first outside hire during his tenure after making the decision to retain Garrett, who is the only remaining coach from the Oliver Purnell era.