Wednesday night Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton is not sure Bruce Pearl will be his coach next year.
In an interview with Knoxville radio station WNML Tuesday that aired Wednesday Hamilton was asked if Pearl would be back next season.
“We don’t know the answer today,’’ Hamilton responded.
“I think that we’ve done a lot of soul-searching about the direction of our program and we’ll continue to do that, and we’ll decide after we’re out of the NCAA tournament what the direction is we’ll go next,’’
The Tennessee men’s basketball program is alleged to have committed 10 violations, including a charge of unethical conduct levied against Pearl that involved a June 14, 2010 interview with NCAA investigators about a picture of him taken with a recruit on Sept. 20, 2008. One in which Pearl wasn't exactly forthcoming.
One can conclude that Tennessee better win the NCAA Championship to save Pearl's job. When it looks as if you have lost you boss, in this case your athletic director, your days seemed to be numbered.
This might be a move as well for Mike Hamilton to save his own backside. The last few years have been hell for the Tennessee A.D. What with the whole Lane Kiffin disaster and now this.
You might want to get rid of that ugly orange blazer coach Pearl.