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Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Posted on: April 2, 2009 8:23 pm
Edited on: April 2, 2009 8:44 pm
 

DETROIT -- Bruce Pearl has reached an agreement in principle to remain at Tennessee.

Details of the agreement are unclear. But the new six-year contract is expected to feature pay increases for Pearl and his asssistants, among other things.

"(UT athletic director) Mike (Hamilton) has been terrifically supportive and committed to making this one of the best jobs in all of college basketball," Pearl said. "I want to ensure the University of Tennessee and its fans that I’m 100 percent committed to this school, this program and our student-athletes.

The new contract was a direct result of Memphis' interest in Pearl.

Memphis is still searching for a new coach to replace John Calipari.

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Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: April 3, 2009 5:31 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Getting him to get John Wall would be short sighted...

I don't know anything about Drew... 

Got to get somebody... 




Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: April 3, 2009 7:54 am
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Memphis goes to Scott Drew of Baylor.  Definite record of rebuilding and good recruiting.  Salary of less than $700,000.  Think 2 million would turn his head?  I'm salivating over this one.

This actually isn't the stupidest thing I've read.

Anyone following John Wall's recruiting knows that he narrowed it down to Memphis (because of John Calipari) and Baylor (because of a connection to Scott Drew's staff).

Drew is losing 4 contributing Seniors and could take some of his staff with him to Memphis and possibly secure Wall.

 




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2009 11:40 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Memphis goes to Scott Drew of Baylor.  Definite record of rebuilding and good recruiting.  Salary of less than $700,000.  Think 2 million would turn his head?  I'm salivating over this one.

For the record, Pearl was never going to come to Memphis, and I don't think Memphis really thought he was.  He punked UT out for more money.  Memphis fans easily saw this one coming.  We've been living it for 4 years. 




Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2009 11:38 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Memphis should hire Pat Summitt 




Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2009 9:07 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Pearl deserves a better contract as Memphis was offering twice as much as he was currently getting at Tennessee.

 

I bet he's sticking around because he loves wearing Orange suits so much. Or maybe because Pat Summit finally got eliminated in the first round, he feels like he may finally be at her level... for a year.

 

Good for Bruce Bruce.

 




Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2009 8:43 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

BCS was not supposed to be about NCAA Basketball... 

Before the BCS Memphis basketball was better than South Florida.

Equal with Cincinnati who won it all back in the 60's

A notch below Louisville

Now with the BCS and Memphis stuck in CUSA the Tigers are 2nd class citizens.

The Memphis job has become a step below.

Its hard to believe that the Tennessee job is looked upon as more favorable than Memphis.

Wow, the BCS has changed the landscape of NCAA Basketball and for the schools on the outside looking in, it has changed for the worse.

BCS is un-American




Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2009 8:32 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Where does Memphis turn now? Memphis is a good, high paying job. Top notch facilities in a talent rich area don't hurt either. Obviously Calipari elevated the program to another level but if you're a coach at a decent school in a BCS conference, are you really leaving to go coach in C-USA? I'm not so sure I would. Maybe if Worldwide Wes stuck around.




Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2009 8:30 pm
 

Pearl reaches deal to stay at UT

Move along nothing to see but Memphis basketball program going up in smoke Cry 



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