Coach Pearl close to signing new deal

KNOXVILLE (WVLT-TV/GoVolsXtra) -- GoVolsXtra's Mike Griffith tells Sports Overtime that UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl has a new contract in hand. Pearl has had the paperwork for a couple weeks and should have it signed sealed and delivered soon. It's a five year deal which will reflect the coaches financial penalty.

His previous contract had to be torn up prior to the September 10th news conference in which Pearl admitted to misleading NCAA investigators. The University of Tennessee tells Sports Overtime that the termination was a formality. The previous deal had to be terminated in order for the school's self-imposed sanctions to be put in place.

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  • by dee Location: knox on Oct 23, 2010 at 04:34 AM
    Bruce is the best thing that has happened to Tenn.sports in a long time,leave it alone.
  • by william kerley Location: crossville on Oct 22, 2010 at 01:57 PM
    The only new contract coach Pearl should have is with another team. Liars should not be rewarded. The A.D. should be fired right now, today. !!!!!!!!!!
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      by Buddy on Mar 18, 2011 at 08:32 PM in reply to william kerley
      How many times have you lied mister kerley and please don't say never. Coach Pearl is the team noone else will be the same nor will the team benefit the skills of a winning coach. NCAA thinks they are God wake you are human and so is Coach Peal. When will people let others alone without trying to control them does the NCAA want to be HITLER!!! Sure seems so.


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