Bruce Pearl has not officially been fired as head basketball coach at Tennessee, but that’s a pretty good way to bet. His job appears to be secure for the duration of the Vols’ tenure in this years NCAA Tournament, but that’s about as far as Tennessee officials are willing to go. The Associated Press reports:
Tennessee athletics director Mike Hamilton says he does not know if Bruce Pearl will be the Volunteers’ coach after this season ends.In an interview with WNML-AM in Knoxville that aired Wednesday, Hamilton said that he, the UT-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and school trustees will evaluate Pearl after the season ends. The ninth-seeded Vols play eighth-seeded Michigan on Friday in the NCAA tournament.