Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has decided to leave the sport of basketball

Bruce Pearl

One week after receiving a three-year, show-cause penalty from the NCAA’s committee on infractions, former men’s basketball coach has decided to leave the sport and head into the private sector.  Pearl said in a statement Tuesday that he would turn down a job offer to coach the Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League franchise, and instead has joined H.T. Hackney Co. in Knoxville, Tenn., as vice president of marketing.


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