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.