AP Source: Tennessee fires coach Bruce Pearl

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the decision
says Tennessee has fired Bruce Pearl after a season that saw the
coach charged with unethical conduct for lying to NCAA
investigators during a probe into recruiting.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the
university has not announced the firing.

In six seasons, the 51-year-old Pearl led the Volunteers to
their first No. 1 ranking and first NCAA tournament regional finals
appearance, missing out on a trip to the 2010 Final Four by a
single point.

Pearl acknowledged in a tearful press conference on Sept. 10
that he had given investigators false information when asked about
a cookout at his home attended by high school juniors. The NCAA has
since charged the Tennessee basketball and football programs with a dozen violations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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