Thursday April 2, 2009
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl has a newly renegotiated six-year contract keeping him with the Volunteers.
The deal came hours after reports surfaced that Memphis wanted to talk to Pearl about replacing John Calipari, who has left for Kentucky.
Interim president Jan Simek and athletic director Mike Hamilton announced that they and Pearl have agreed in principle to the new deal. Details will be released within the next few days.
Pearl says in a statement that Hamilton has been supportive and is committed to making Tennessee one of college basketball's best jobs.
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