Chris Lowery has been the topic of many conversations during the last week, but some of those conversations have not been about the SIU men’s basketball team’s performance.
Foxsports.com and the Chicago Tribune have recently mentioned Lowery as a leading candidate to take over as head coach at DePaul University in Chicago. Former DePaul head coach Jerry Wainwright was relieved of his coaching duties Jan. 11 when the Blue Demons fell to 7-8 this season.
Lowery said the rumors have served as a disruption to the team.
“It’s a distraction right now,” Lowery said. “When that stuff surfaces, it’s a negative image of me, and I haven’t even created it.”
Lowery said he has addressed the rumors with his players on an individual basis.
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